Edmund de Waal: we live here, forever taking leave

An exhibition showcasing new and celebrated works in porcelain by internationally acclaimed artist Edmund de Waal.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

One of the world’s leading artists, Edmund de Waal makes a welcome return to Waddesdon this summer. Best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, his pieces are often inspired by the collections or history of a particular place.

This exhibition brings together a curated selection of new and striking pieces, some of which were only completed this year. Powerfully thoughtful, the installations explore the interconnected relations between faith, history, displacement, learning and archives – themes which feel more relevant than ever and which are woven into Waddesdon’s own fabric and existence.

Two pieces – psalm, IV and sukkah – will take centre-stage. Originally shown to much acclaim during the 2019 Venice biennale, after the exhibition they will be presented to the new National Library of Israel when it opens early next year. This major project in Jerusalem is being supported by Yad Hanadiv, the Rothschild philanthropic foundation, so it is particularly appropriate that the pieces are being shown at Waddesdon.

The exhibition will be on display in the Drawings Room, next door to A Rothschild Treasury.

Psalm, IV is a gift of Ealan and Melinda Wingate to the National Library of Israel.

The exhibition is located in the House and runs Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm until 30 October.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Prices

Grounds - 6 Jan - 30 Oct 2022
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £13.20
Child N/A £6.60
House & Grounds - 23 Mar - 30 Oct 2022
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £25.20
Child N/A £12.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Grounds open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm. House open Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm. 

Safety is our priority, please respect other visitors space and the latest Government guidance. Book here

Please note Waddesdon is exempt from the Member Guest Promotion 2021/22.

The basics

Booking details
Free with House & Grounds admission

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