Future Lectures

Each year, the Oriental Ceramic Society (OCS) curates a series of lectures that are given by distinguished scholars.  These talks are scheduled once a month in the evening and are usually held in the Society of Antiquaries at The Royal Academy in Piccadilly.  However, because of the continuously evolving COVID situation, we might have to move our lecture series back online. Please see the upcoming lectures below.

February 2022
08 February 2022

From Jingdezhen to Samarkand: early Ming porcelain in Timurid Central Asia

Chinese porcelain of the early Ming period (1368-1435) reached Central Asia through the Eurasian land routes, ...

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE
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Previous Lectures

January 2022
11 January 2022

The language of nature: East Asian decorative art with floral and animal motifs in British and Irish country house collections.

Expired

This lecture draws on the research for Emile’s forthcoming book Borrowed Landscapes, on the impact of China and Japan on the historic houses and gardens of the National Trust, to be published in autumn 2023. ...

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE
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December 2021
14 December 2021

Feminine Space and Playthings: Recontextualization of Trompe l’Oeil Porcelain in High Qing China

Expired

Chih-En Chen is the recipient of our prestigious George de Menasce Memorial Trust Award. ...

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE
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November 2021
08 November 2021

The Sir Michael Butler Memorial Lecture – New sources of evidence for the classification and understanding of the Sir Michael Butler collection of 17th-century Chinese porcelain

Expired

Teresa Canepa and Katharine Butler will present the fruits of their research for the definitive catalogue raisonné of Sir Michael’s renowned collection ...

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
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01 November 2021

A Fascination with Chinese Ceramics – The Unexpected Collection of Sir William Burrell (1861-1958)

Expired

The art collection which Sir William and Lady Burrell gave to the City of Glasgow in ...

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
8 King St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6QT
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October 2021
12 October 2021

The Eumorfopoulos Phoenix-Head Ewer Revisited

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Peter Lam is presently Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong ...

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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September 2021
18 September 2021

Guiding Luminaries, Charles L. Freer and John A. Pope: Establishing the Freer Gallery’s Chinese Ceramic Collection

Expired

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. ...

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New York
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July 2021
06 July 2021

Newly-discovered plaques portraying late Jingdezhen porcelain production

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Dr Shirley Mueller introduces a set of 17 carved porcelain plaques depicting Jingdezhen porcelain making. ...

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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June 2021
15 June 2021

Art Objects and Nostalgia in the ‘Dream of the Red Mansions’

Expired

This talk by Dr. Edward Luper will follow our Annual General Meeting. ...

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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May 2021
11 May 2021

Chinese Painting and the Chinese Iconographic Thesaurus: New Directions in Art Historical Research

Expired

This special OCS talk is our annual Sonia Lightfoot Memorial Paintings Lecture. ...

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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April 2021
13 April 2021

Blanc de Chine: A Continuous Conversation

Expired

This is a two-part presentation with Dr. Xiaoxin Li focussing on Blanc de Chine in the V&A collection and Peter Ting and Ying Jian discussing contemporary ceramic making in Dehua. ...

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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March 2021
09 March 2021

Lü Dalin and Jades of the Song Dynasty

Expired

This special event is is our annual Woolf Jade Lecture ...

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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February 2021
09 February 2021

The Grandidier Collection and Sir Percival David: Rediscoveries

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Lucie Chopard is a doctoral student working on Ernest Grandidier and the reception of Chinese art in France. ...

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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