Gardiner Museum

Type: Museum

This museum isĀ  a center for the display and study of ceramics focusing on Europe and the Americas.




Over 3,000 books, periodicals, journals, and engravings relating to the history, production, style, sources of European ceramics, as well as several special collections. The collection can be searched using the University of Toronto Libraries catalogue

Titles include:

  • American Ceramic Circle Newsletter
  • Ceramics Monthly
  • French Porcelain
  • Fusion
  • Ontario Pottery


Photographs of the complete collection of artefacts.

Decorative arts as they relate to ceramic objects manufactured in England, France, Italy, Austria and Germany. Recent additions include collections on contemporary ceramics, Asian porcelain and the Ancient Americas.

Public Programming:


New exhibitions seasonally. Past exhibits include exploration of ceramic genres, themes, historical clay artifacts, and showcases featuring contemporary artists.


Self-guided tours of the museum available daily.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:


Some short-term opportunities including helping with mailings. The museum is mainly interested in those who are willing to commit for a considerable length of time. Responsibilities could include work with the archives, holdings, or staffing the library and/or frontdesk. Applicants will receive up to 3 months of training. For an application, please call (416) 408-5071.

Address & Contact Information:

Gardiner Museum
111 Queens Park
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C7

Phone: (416) 408-5216

Hours of Operation:

Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by appointment.


Key Words: culture, arts