Thirty years ago
5 May 2017
Today it is exactly thirty years ago that English pipe collectors and researchers from the Society for Clay Pipe Research (SCPR) visited Holland. The program listed a visit to our museum at that time in Hof Meermansburg in Leiden, next to a trip to Gouda. One of the highlights was a visit to museum De Moriaan (blackamor) exhibiting the history of the Gouda pipe. The same day we also visited the workshop for modern ceramic pipes of Adrianus van der Want. Two topics that do not exist anymore. What remains however, are the pipes donated to our museum collection found in Bristol and made by Richard Ring. These items still can be found in our reserve collection. One of them is illustrated here.