The Oriental Ceramic Society

100 Years of The Oriental Ceramic Society


2021 Centenary

2021 marked a very special year for the Oriental Ceramic Society. To celebrate the occasion, the Society commissioned a special film which looks back at the history of the OCS.

Centenary Exhibition

The highlight of our calendar of events in 2021 was our exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Society:

Collectors, Curators, Connoisseurs: A Century of The Oriental Ceramic Society 1921-2021

The exhibition opened in October 2021 and was curated by OCS council member, Sarah Wong. It was the culmination of three years of impressive scholarship and preparation and was held in the Brunei Gallery SOAS, University of London.

Four thousand people visited the exhibition and a few highlights can be seen on this page.


Centenary Exhibition Catalogue

Our Centenary Exhibition catalogue, Collectors, Curators, Connoisseurs: A Century of The Oriental Ceramic Society, is co-edited by OCS council member, Sarah Wong, and our OCS president, Stacey Pierson. This impressive book looks back at the Society’s history and discusses in detail the 128 objects included in our splendid exhibition. 

You can still purchase a copy of our Centenary Exhibition catalogue through our online shop:

Centenary Study Day

On November 13th, 2021, we held a fascinating Centenary Study Day: The History of the Oriental Ceramic Society, exploring 100 years of history of the Society. The academic papers presented on the day will be available soon in the “members only” area of our website.

R.C. Hills Gold Medal Lecture

Also to mark our Centenary, Professor Peter Lam, Honorary Fellow,  Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, was awarded the R.C. Hills Gold Medal, the most prestigious award granted by the Society, given to a lifelong scholar who has made a major contribution to the field of Asian art. His lecture, The Eumorfopoulos Phoenix-head Ewer Revisited, was given on October 12, 2021 and is available to view in the “members only” area of our website.

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