The Wedgwood Ceramics Collectors Archive Fellowship


The Wedgwood Ceramics Collectors Archive at the BMA is currently composed of the following collections: The Buten Museum of Wedgwood Institutional Archive (approx. 35 boxes); Elizabeth Chellis Papers (35 boxes); Dwight and Lucille Beeson Papers (6 boxes); Esme Wedgwood Papers (1 box); Wedgwood International Seminar archive (5 boxes with materials being added annually); Wedgwood Societies archives (2 boxes with materials being added). All of the materials relate to ceramics in the BMA collection. Most materials came to the Museum as part of art object gifts and provide insight into the minds of the collectors of these objects.


Cataloging Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded

Year Added



Birmingham Museum of Art


  • Rebecca Dobrinski

Collection Size

84 boxes

Date Range

1750 - 2012

Geographic Scope

Materials focus primarily on objects created in England and collected in the United States.