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The Oriental Ceramic Society
The Oriental Ceramic Society (OCS) is the leading international society for the study and appreciation of Asian art, with a special focus on ceramics. Founded in 1921, the Society has members throughout the world. Our Patron is HRH The Duke of Gloucester.
The Society hosts lectures on all aspects of Asian art, particularly Chinese and Japanese ceramics, jades, paintings and Middle Eastern art. Lectures are held in London (usually in the Society of Antiquaries at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly). Evenings begin and end convivially with a glass of wine, providing a regular opportunity for members to meet one another and talk informally.
The Society also offers handling sessions of objects from museums, auction houses, private collections, as well as organises visits to public and private collections both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
Upcoming Lectures & Events
Guiding Luminaries, Charles L. Freer and John A. Pope: Establishing the Freer Gallery’s Chinese Ceramic Collection
This talk explores Freer’s and Pope’s backgrounds and complementary views and approaches to Chinese ceramics, which taken together established a formidable foundation making the Freer Gallery of Art a center for Chinese ceramics. ...
The art collection which Sir William and Lady Burrell gave to the City of Glasgow in ...