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Collection

As part of its mission, AMOCA preserves and collects significant ceramic achievements of the world’s cultures from ancient times to the present. Our permanent collection, which consists of over 7,000 pieces, is a growing representation of the impact of ceramics on the development of human cultures. A selection of our permanent collection is available for view on Flickr.

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The American Museum of Ceramic Art does not provide appraisals or authentications. We also do not have staff to assist with identifying or researching unknown ceramics. Books to help you with this are available in our Museum Store or our Library. For personal assistance, we urge you to contact the Appraisers Association of America at www.appraisersassoc.org. You can also find general information and web links for appraisals on the web site of the Archives of American Art (http://www.aaa.si.edu/) at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.