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. At the present time, however, because of the global pandemic we have moved our lecture series online. Please see upcoming online lectures below.

November 2020
2 November 2020

Remarks on Applying Traditional Appraisal Methods when Appraising Ancient Ceramics

Professor Lü Chenglong, Director of the Department of Objects and Decorative Arts, The Palace Museum, Beijing Asia ...

6:00 pm
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10 November 2020
Continuation and Innovation: Chinese Bronzes of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Continuation and Innovation: Chinese Bronzes of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Lu Pengliang joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013. He serves as associate curator of ...

6:00 pm
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December 2020
8 December 2020
The annual Sir Michael Butler Memorial Lecture – Collecting and Interior Design in Britain

The annual Sir Michael Butler Memorial Lecture – Collecting and Interior Design in Britain

Helen Glaister is the Course Director of the V&A Arts of Asia Year Course and Senior ...

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Previous Lectures

October 2020
13 October 2020
Japanese Ceramics in the Royal Collection

Japanese Ceramics in the Royal Collection

Rachel Peat is Assistant Curator of Non-European Works of Art at Royal Collection Trust, and editor ...

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September 2020
29 September 2020
The reception and consumption of Chinese porcelain in Europe and the New World, 16th and 17th centuries

The reception and consumption of Chinese porcelain in Europe and the New World, 16th and 17th centuries

Teresa Canepa is a member of the Council of the Oriental Ceramic Society, and co-editor of ...

1:30 pm
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15 September 2020
Kanxi Lecture

Gifts from the Kangxi Emperor to his Grandmother

Rosemary Scott took an honours degree in Chinese Art & Archaeology at the School of Oriental and ...

1:30 pm
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August 2020
25 August 2020
Chinese Pottery, Stoneware and Porcelain 1368-1661

Chinese Pottery, Stoneware and Porcelain 1368-1661

Peter White, our Vice President and Treasurer and long-time collector of Chinese ceramics. His third lecture will ...

8:00 pm
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11 August 2020
Chinese Pottery, Stoneware and Porcelain 960-1368​

Chinese Pottery, Stoneware and Porcelain 960-1368

Peter White, our Vice President and Treasurer and long-time collector of Chinese ceramics. His second lecture will ...

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July 2020
28 July 2020
Chinese Pottery, Stoneware and Porcelain 4000 BC to 1125 AD

Chinese Pottery, Stoneware and Porcelain 4000 BC to 1125 AD

Peter White, our Vice President and Treasurer and long-time collector of Chinese ceramics. His first lecture on ...

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15 July 2020
China: A History in Objects

China: A History in Objects

Jessica Harrison-Hall is the Curator of the Chinese ceramics collections of the British Museum and the ...

8:00 pm
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