08.07.2021– 06.06.2022


Schloss Lustheim

LUST for LUSTHEIM. Inspired by Meissen. Modern Ceramics

In 2021, the oldest branch museum of the Bavarian National Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary: the Meissen Porcelain Collection Ernst Schneider Foundation at Lustheim Palace. On the occasion of this anniversary, an exhibition was created in cooperation with Galerie Handwerk München, which sets historical Meissen porcelain and contemporary ceramics in a refreshing, inspiring and entertaining dialogue. With a wide variety of artistic positions, 38 ceramists from Germany and abroad show their relationship to Baroque porcelain.
Top creative works have been selected that provide an excellent overview of the international ceramics scene from China and South Korea to Belgium and Germany. On display are vessels in purist, clear structured forms that unfold their effect as individual pieces or in groups. In addition, there are fascinating ceramics with refined glazes and decorations as well as fanciful small ensembles that cheerfully decorate a festive table.
The donator of the Meissen collection in Lustheim Palace, Dr. Ernst Schneider (1900-1977), was one of the leading industrialists of the German economic miracle. He saw his preoccupation with Meissen porcelain as a source of inspiration and creative distraction from everyday business, which helped him to develop socio-political ideas. As in the exhibition, his collection was already then a bridgehead for the connection to the present.

In collaboration with Galerie Handwerk Munich. The Gallery of Crafts of the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria is sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.
We thank the artists and the following lenders: Galerie Brutto Gusto, Berlin; Taste Contemporary, Genf; Ofen- und Keramikmuseum Velten; Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

The exhibition is kindly sponsored by B. Michael Andressen.

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Visiting hours

Tuesday – Sunday (April–October) 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
Tuesday – Sunday (November–März) 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Monday closed

The exhibition spaces in the basement can be accessed via mobile stair climbing aid.


Category Standard-Ticket Combination ticket *
Adults 5.00 Euro 10.00 Euro
Children and young people (under 19 years) free free
Concessions 4.00 Euro 8.00 Euro
* Old Palace, New Palace and Lustheim Palace

Regular admission prices apply for the special exhibition at Lustheim Palace.