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    Tuesday, 2nd November
Lecture   Guan Yin: The Divine Feminine Embodiment of East and West

by Martin Palmer, Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), a theologian and translator of classical Chinese. Palmer has translated and published the major legends of Guan Yin.

The Society of Antiquaries
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1

£7; Asia House members and concessions £4
6.30-7.30pm

Tel: Clare Frankenberg +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]
http://asiahouse.org

  
   
Thursday, 4th November
Late Night Opening  

Late Night Opening in Pimlico

A reception will be held at: Joss Graham

10 Eccleston Street
London SW1W 9LT

5-9pm

     
   
Thursday, 4th November
Exhibition Talk  

Praying to Kami and Buddhas: Illness and Religious Practice in Japan

Exhibition talk by Dr Lucia Dulce, Chair of the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions. Organised by Asia House

Brunei Gallery
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Admission is free
1.30-2pm

Tel: Helen Whiteoak +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]
http://asiahouse.org

     
     
Thursday, 4th November
Lecture  

The "Naturalness" of Chinese bird and flower painting?

Some thoughts on the origins of one of the world's most powerful design systems by Professor Jessica Rawson, Warden, Merton College, Oxford.
The 2004 Clarke Lecture, organised by the Percival David Foundation.

Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Admission is free, but space is limited. Arrive by 5.30pm to be issued with an entrance badge. Places can not be reserved in advance.
5.30 for 6pm

Tel: Elizabeth Jackson +44 (0)20 7387 3909
http://www.pdfmuseum.org.uk

     
   
Friday, 5th November
 Launch Party   Asian Art in London Launch Party

To celebrate the seventh year of Asian Art in London, a champagne reception will be held in the splendid surroundings of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Join the participants of Asian Art in London, directors and curators of Asian art from museums world wide, academics, specialists, visitors and collectors to launch this year's programme of events.

Tickets include a private view of the V&A's 'Encounters: The Meeting of Asia & Europe 1500-1800'.

The Dome
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

6.30-9.30pm
Tickets £50 per person
Please note, entry to ticket holders only.

Tel: Asian Art in London, +44 (0)20 7499 2215
[email protected]

     
     
Saturday, 6th November
Late Night Opening  

Late Night Opening in Kensington Church Street

Receptions will be held at the following:
AntikWest Oriental Art & Antiques, Gregg Baker Asian Art, Cohen & Cohen, R&G McPherson Antiques, S. Marchant & Son, Geoffrey Waters Limited, Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art

Kensington Church Street
Please see participants' section

5-9pm

     
   
Saturday, 6th November
Symposium  

Text and Image: Tibetan Books and their Illuminations

International symposium that explores the development, use and characteristics of Tibetan manuscripts and blockprints, focusing on art-historical aspects, the production process and the dynamics of transmission. Renowned Tibetologists will present their latest research:
Dr Helmut Eimer, Dr Amy Heller, Prof Deborah Klimburg Salter,
Dr Elena De Rossi Filibeck, Prof Kurtis Schaefer,
Prof Cristina Scherrer Schaub.

Organised by the Circle of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies (SOAS)

Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

10am-6pm
Tickets on the door or by email in advance from
[email protected]
CTHS Members £35, Students £20,Others £70

Tel: Dr Ulrich Pagel +44 (0)20 7898 4782
[email protected]
http://www.soas.ac.uk/religions/cths.htm

     
   
Saturday, 6th November
Lecture  

Wild,Wacky and Wonderful - Appreciating Chinese, Tibetan and Korean Textiles

by Gary Dickinson.

Linda Wrigglesworth Ltd
Board Room 4, 1st Floor
42 Brook Street
London W1K 5DB

10.30am
Admission by reservation

Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 8990
[email protected]
Web: http://www.lindawrigglesworth.com

     
   
Saturday, 6th November
Lecture  

Harmony in the Japanese Garden

by garden designer Maureen Busby. This lecture explores the deep respect for nature and a desire to be in harmony with it,which has shaped the history of Japanese gardens.

Organised by Asia House

Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

4.30-5.30pm
Admission is free

Tel: Helen Whiteoak +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]
http://asiahouse.org

     
   
Sunday, 7th November
Late Night Opening  

Late Night Opening in St James's

Receptions will be held at the following:
Asian Art Gallery Ltd – Christopher Bruckner, Anthony Carter, Christie’s, Malcolm Fairley Ltd, Francesca Galloway Ltd, Nicholas Grindley, Ben Janssens Oriental Art, Knapton Rasti Asian Art, Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd, Priestley and Ferraro, Simon Ray Indian & Islamic Works of Art, Grace Tsumugi Fine Art Ltd, Jonathan Tucker Antonia Tozer Asian Art

Please see participants' section

5-9pm

     
   
Sunday, 7th November
Lecture  

The Forbidden City

by Dr Frances Wood, British Library.
The annual Oriental Ceramic Society lecture hosted by Christie's.

Christie's
8 King Street
St James's
London SW1Y 6QT

6pm
Admission is free

Tel: Oriental Ceramic Society +44 (0)20 7636 7985
Pat Frost, Christie's, +44 (0)20 7389 2572

     
     
Monday, 8th November
Late Night Opening  

Late Night Opening in Mayfair

Receptions will be held at the following:
The Barakat Gallery Ltd, Jan van Beers Oriental Art, Brandt Oriental Art, Christopher Cooke Antiques, Eskenazi Ltd, Sam Fogg, Robert Hall, Gerard Hawthorn Ltd, Roger Keverne Ltd, Robert Kleiner & Co Ltd, Theresa McCullough Ltd, Sydney L. Moss Ltd, Nicholas S. Pitcher Oriental Art, Gordon Reece Gallery, Rossi & Rossi Ltd, Samina Inc, Jacqueline Simcox Ltd, Sotheby’s (by reservation), A&J Speelman Ltd, Linda Wrigglesworth Ltd.

Please see participants' section for address details

5-9pm

     
      
Monday, 8th November
Auction  

Fine Asian Art

Bonhams
101 New Bond Street
London W1S 1SR

11am

     
      
Monday, 8th November
Lecture  

Creating Celebrity: Kabuki Actors, Poets and Artists

by Professor Drew Gerstle, Professor of Japanese Studies, East Asia Department, SOAS.

There will be a Drinks Reception and view of Sotheby’s forthcoming Japanese Works of Art Sale following the lecture.

Organised by The Japan Society, in association with Sotheby’s and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Sotheby's
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

6pm
Admission is free but tickets must be obtained from The Japan Society’s offices:
The Japan Society
Swire House
59 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6AJ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7828 6330; fax. +44 (0)20 7828 6331
[email protected]

     
   
Monday, 8th November
Lecture   The Floral Style in Ottoman Art

by Professor Nurhan Atasoy, University of Istanbul.

The Society of Antiquaries
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1

6pm
Non-Fellows welcome but please contact The Royal Asiatic Society

Tel: +44 (0)20 7724 4741
[email protected]

     
   
Tuesday, 9th November
Auction  

Japanese and Korean Works of Art

Sotheby's
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

10.30am

     
   
Tuesday, 9th November
Lecture   

The Dilemmas and Pitfalls of dating Chinese Furniture

by Nicholas Grindley. The talk is centred around a huanghuali Chinese table, which unusually has an ink inscription ascribing a date of manufacture to 8 June 1739. It is rare to find dates on Chinese furniture and this inscribed example helps in the dating of this group of inset leg tables.

The Club Room
The Winter Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair
Olympia
Hammersmith Road
London W14

11.30am
£10 each (this includes entry to the Fair)

Tel: +44 (0)870 126 1727 and quote Asian Art in London
http://www.olympia-antiques.com

     
   
Tuesday, 9th November
 Gallery Talk  

Asian Art in the British Museum

Aspects of Asian art, historical and contemporary, using objects on display in the Museum.

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

1.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: BM Education +44 (0)20 7323 8511 / 8854
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson

     
   
Tuesday, 9th November
Auction  

Important Ceramics and Enamels from the Collection of the late Alfred Morrison of Fonthill House, sold by Order of the Lord Margadale of Islay, TD

Christie's
8 King Street
London SW1Y 6QT

2pm

     
     
Tuesday, 9th November
 Gallery Talk  

The Royal Procession of Maharaja Sher Singh of the Punjab (reg. 1841-43) – Painting from the Sikh kingdom

by Jasleen Kandhari, British Library. Following the display of Sikh Manuscripts at the British Library,“Faith and Brotherhood : Treasures of the Sikhs” to mark the launch of Britain’s national Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail (ASHT), this gallery talk will also form part of the ASHT

The John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

6.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7000
[email protected]
http://www.bl.uk
http://www.asht.info

     
   
Wednesday, 10th November
Auction  

Important Swords from the Museum of Japanese Sword Fittings

The Edoris Collection

Japanese Art and Design

Christie's
8 King Street
London SW1Y 6QT

10.30am and 2pm

     
   
Wednesday, 10th November
Auction  

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Sotheby's
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

10.30am

     
   
Wednesday, 10th November
Gallery Talk  

Asian Art in the British Museum

Aspects of Asian art, historical and contemporary, using objects on display in the Museum.

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

1.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: BM Education +44 (0)20 7323 8511 / 8854
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson

     
   
Wednesday, 10th November
Lecture  

The Japanese Collections at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts: Opportunities and Challenges

Joe Earle offers his thoughts on the MFA’s renowned Japanese collections after one year as Chair of the Department of Art of Asia, Oceania and Africa at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP

6-8pm
Admission is free, by ticket only

Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 4348
http://www.dajf.org.uk

     
   
Wednesday, 10th November
Lecture  

Pirotechnia: the Emulation and Appropriation of Ottoman Craft Techniques in Renaissance Venice

by Prof Deborah Howard, Cambridge University.

Organised by the Islamic Art Circle.

Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

6.30pm
Admission by reservation

Tel: Rosalind Wade Haddon +44 (0)1608 730 769
[email protected]

     
   
Thursday, 11th November
Auction  

Chinese and Japanese Works of Art

Sotheby's
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

10.30am

     
   
Thursday, 11th November
Gallery Talk  

Asian Art in the British Museum

Aspects of Asian art, historical and contemporary, using objects on display in the Museum.

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

1.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: BM Education +44 (0)20 7323 8511 / 8854
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson

     
   
Thursday, 11th November
Exhibition Talk  

Living Ayurveda: Principles and Practice in a Great Asian Tradition

by Dr Caroline Osella, Lecturer in Anthropology, SOAS.

Organised by Asia House.

Brunei Gallery
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

1.30-2pm
Admission is free

Tel: Helen Whiteoak +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]
http://asiahouse.org

     
   
Thursday, 11th November
Lecture  

Indian Connections in the Art of Dunhuang: Paintings of famous images

by Professor Roderick Whitfield.

Organised by the Circle of Inner Asian Art

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

6-7pm
Admission is free
[email protected]

     
   
Thursday, 11th November
Lecture  

Chinese Silk

by Shelagh Vainker.

Organised by British Museum Press

BP Lecture Theatre
Clore Centre
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

6.30pm
Admission is free
Publicity Department at The British Museum Press

Tel: +44 (0)20 7079 0942
[email protected]

     
   
Thursday, 11th November

Lecture
(followed by a reception)

 

The Jesuits and the Great Mughal: Renaissance art at the imperial court of India

by Gauvin Alexander Bailey.
The Annual Benjamin Zucker Lecture on Mughal Art.

The Lecture Theatre
Victoria and Albert Museum
(Exhibition Rd entrance)
Cromwell Road
London SW7

7-8pm
Admission is free

Tel: Sonya Harvey +44 (0)20 7942 2322

     
   
Friday, 12th November
Auction  

Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie’s South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7

10.30am and 2pm

     
   
Friday, 12th November
Lecture 1  

The Renaissance of Japanese Buddhist Art and the Excellent Deeds of Monk Chogen (1121-1206):

Rebuilding the Great Buddha of Todaiji

by Professor John M Rosenfield, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University.
Lecture 1 (Lecture 2 on Monday 15th November; Lecture 3 on Thursday 18th November).

Organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in association with The British Museum and The Japan Society.

BP Lecture Theatre
Clore Education Centre
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

6.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: Sainsbury Institute +44 (0)1603 624 349
[email protected]

     
   
Saturday, 13th November
Gallery Talk  

Asian Art in the British Museum

Aspects of Asian art, historical and contemporary, using objects on display in the Museum.

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

1.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: BM Education +44 (0)20 7323 8511 / 8854
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson

     
   
Saturday, 13th November
Open Day  

Asia: Body Mind Spirit

An open day of activities to complement the ‘Asia: Body Mind Spirit’ exhibition, exploring different aspects of Asian well-being and discovering how Eastern practices are employed in the West.

Organised by Asia House.

Brunei Gallery
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

11am-5.30pm
Admission is free

Tel: Helen Whiteoak +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]
http://asiahouse.org

     
   
Monday, 15th November
Lecture 2  

The Renaissance of Japanese Buddhist Art and the Excellent Deeds of Monk Chogen (1121-1206):

Portraits of Chogen

by Professor John M Rosenfield, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University.
Lecture 2.

Organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in association with The British Museum and The Japan Society.

BP Lecture Theatre
Clore Education Centre
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

6.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: Sainsbury Institute +44 (0)1603 624 349
[email protected]

     
   
Monday, 15th November
Talk  

Fumio Nanjo in conversation with Teresa Gleadowe on Contemporary Art and the Museum in Japan

After a brief video in which Dr Christoph Grunenberg, Director, Tate Liverpool, introduces the Japanese art scene, Fumio Nanjo, in conversation with Teresa Gleadowe, will give an overview of current contemporary art activities in Japan focusing principally on museums of contemporary art.

The Japan Foundation
Russell Square House
10-12 Russell Square
London WC1B 5EH

6.30pm
Admission is free but by reservation only. Please contact [email protected] or fax +44 (0)20 7323 4888 to reserve a place.

http://www.asianartinlondon.com/www.jpf.org.uk

     
   
Thursday, 18th November
Lecture 3  

The Renaissance of Japanese Buddhist Art and the Excellent Deeds of Monk Chogen (1121-1206):

Salvation in the Pure Land of the West

by Professor John M Rosenfield, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University.
Lecture 3

Organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in association with The British Museum and The Japan Society.

Blackfriars' Hall
St Andrew's Plain
Norwich

6.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: Sainsbury Institute +44 (0)1603 624 349
[email protected]


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