The Wedgwood Collection Decision Condemned by Business Historians

22 03 2012

Josiah Wedgwood (1730 – 1795) was the greatest English potter of the Industrial Revolution era: he managed to mass produce beautiful pottery. The fact that Wedgewood occupies a prominent place in the Creating Modern Capitalism is suggestive of his sheer importance in world business history. The collection of his wares is therefore of tremendous historical value.

 

Dr Andrew Popp, Professor John Wilson and Professor Robin Holt of the University of Liverpool Management School have condemned a court ruling that says that the Wedgwood Museum’s collections could be sold to meet a £135m pension deficit inherited from the Wedgwood Pension Plan Trustee Limited.

 

 

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