1 June 2015
Every spring our curator sets off for a two weeks journey, without leaving the premises. His goal: discovering moulds. This sounds odd, but it is his time dedicated to the unique collection of pipe moulds in the reserves of the museum. The majority was bought in the 1980’s from the bankrupt Goedewaagen pipe and ceramic factory. Immediately after being brought in, the collection of several thousands of tools have been studied, but not all of them were cleaned right away. This annual ritual enables us to discover more about the craft of pipe making, alongside with the photo sessions capturing all details. During the recent journey several unknown signatures were discovered, many mould are clean and presentable now. The results are shown on our website.