Shards & Happiness

Marriage tableware with a history

2009, Keramiekmuseum Princessehof,
The Netherlands

Shards & Happiness


"Did you buy or receive tableware when you married or started living together? Did you inherit tableware from your parents or grandparents? Then you know how many memories, anecdotes and emotions can be attached to them." The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics assembled hundreds of 'wedding tableware' sets after this national appeal. The exhibition Shards & Happiness displays these sets in their context with their original wedding photographs and tells stories from the history and trends of this cultural phenomenon.


Design, Production and Installation