MELON-SHAPED EWER WITH INCISED DESIGN OF LOTUS SCROLLS, GORYEO PERIOD, 1100s, CELADON, THE MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL CERAMICS, OSAKA (GIFT OF THE SUMITOMO GROUP) – TAASA Review March 2013
Founded in 1982 by the city of Osaka to house the extensive Ataka collection of Korean and Chinese ceramics, purchased and donated to the city by the Sumitomo Group, MOCO has since expanded its collecting and research activities and is today arguably one of the most recognised centres of display and study of Oriental ceramics worldwide.
In compliance with the Museum’s mission, MOCO has organised numerous thematic exhibitions for various Japanese and North American museums that has helped to promote a deeper understanding of the excellence of Korean ceramics on an international stage since the early 1990s.
From 2000 onwards, the Museum has also started ongoing long-term loan programs for overseas institutions, most notably the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Asian Art, Berlin. The AGNSW is the first public institution in the southern hemisphere to benefit from MOCO’s generous overseas loan programs...