William De Morgan Galleon Tile Panel

Loans, Exhibitions and Tours

The De Morgan Foundation provides access to the De Morgan Collection through a series of loans, exhibitions and tours both across the UK and internationally. 

 

De Morgan Collection Network - partner Venues

We currently have substantial long term loan partnerships with the following venues. Please click on the links below to find out more about the exhibitions at each of these venue.
 

 

De Morgan Collection Network - UK loans

In addition to our partner venues, we have many smaller or shorter term loans with venues across the UK. 

 

  • Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum: s.s. Persia exhibition, New Forest
    An Arabia tile which De Morgan designed for the 5 P&O sister ships Arabia, Persia, China, Egypt and India is on display in this exhibition about the s.s.Persia. For more information please see their website

     

  • Jackfield Tile Museum, Telford
    Four large decorative lustre chargers made by Maw and Co. a ceramic company which was contemporary to De Morgan are on loan to Jackfield Tile Museum in the heart of the birthplace of industry. For entry details please visit their website

     

  • Standen, East Grinstead
    The Fabulous St. George and the Dragon Cabinet, which has a rare decorative panel on it painted by William, and a selection of William De Morgan ceramics are on loan to the Arts and Crafts House Standen, in East Grinstead. For entry details to Standen please visit the National Trust's Standen website

     

  • Queen's House, Royal Museum's Greenwich
    A selection of maritime inspired ceramics and paintings by William and Evelyn De Morgan. For more information please click here

     

 

De Morgan Collection Network -  International loans
 

  • Peabody Essex Museum: Ocean Liners - Glamour, Speed, and Style, Salem, USA 
    From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century, ocean liners were floating showcases of technology, opulence and social sophistication. As icons of modernity and aspirational living, artists, engineers, architects and passengers all vied for influence and access in the creation and enjoyment of these man-made islands at sea. William De Morgan  designed tile schemes for several P&O ships in the late 19th Century. Our Galleon Tile panel has been loaned to the Glamour, Speed and Style exhibition which is on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem until the end of October. The exhibition transfers to the V&A in London in 2018. 

 

De Morgan Collection - Touring Exhibitions
 

  • Sublime Symmetry Touring Exhibition

    The Sublime Symmetry exhibition showcases over 80 magnificent works, including ceramics from the De Morgan Collection and designs on paper on loan from the V&A. The pieces have all been chosen to demonstrate the mathematical concepts which are the basis for William De Morgan's beautiful and colourful ceramic designs.  The exhibition is supported by an exciting schools programme and teacher information pack aimed at Key Stage 2.

    For more information click here