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Friday 4 November
Party

Asian Art in London Launch Party

Champagne Reception to celebrate the 2005 Launch of Asian Art in London

held in The Dome at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Tickets £50 each; available from the Asian Art in London office.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7499 2215
E-mail: [email protected]

  
   
Saturday 5 November
Late Night Opening  

Late Night Opening in Kensington Church Street

Receptions will be held at:

AntikWest Oriental Art & Antiques, Gregg Baker Asian Art, Cohen & Cohen, Katie Jones, R&G McPherson Antiques, S. Marchant & Son, Amir Mohtashemi Ltd, Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art

The participating galleries will be open from 5-9pm

     
   
Saturday 5 November
Symposium  

'Contemporary Lhasa: Talking with Artists from Tibet'

A pioneering group of artists from Lhasa will discuss their work, creating a dialogue with others who are keen to understand the new cultural environment in which art is formed in Tibetan communities. The historical record of Tibetan culture, and especially religion, appears to cease in the 20th century with little scholarly attention paid to huge shifts that have occurred for art, artists and audiences in Tibet after 1900. This forum will analyse these changes for the first time in London. It will be chaired by Dr Clare Harris and Gonkar Gyatso.

Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street
London W1G 7LP

10.30am–4.30pm
£10 (Members and Senior Citizens £5, Students £3)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 5454
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.asiahouse.org

     
     
Saturday 5 November
Study Day  

'The sheet print in 18th century China: technique, image and market'

This event explores the technology, art historical associations and collectors’ market of sheet prints in 18th century China. The event will include lectures, a demonstration of colour-printing and embossing given by the specialist print-artist Wang Chao and a display of 18th century prints from the Muban Foundation. Speakers include: Anne Farrer, David Barker, Wang Chao and others.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art - London
30-31 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3EE

10am-5pm
£25, concessions £15

Tel: +44 (0)20 7462 3213

     

Sunday 6 November
Late Night Opening

Late Night Opening in St James’

Receptions will be held at:

Asian Art Gallery Ltd – Christopher Bruckner, Anthony Carter, Christie’s, Malcolm Fairley Ltd, Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd, Francesca Galloway, Brian Harkins Oriental Art, Ben Janssens Oriental Art, Knapton Rasti Asian Art Ltd, Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd, Priestley & Ferraro, Simon Ray Indian & Islamic Works of Art, Grace Tsumugi Fine Art Ltd, Jonathan Tucker Antonia Tozer Asian Art

The participating galleries will be open from 5-9pm

     
     
Sunday 6 November
Lecture  

'Trade Taste and Transformation: Jingdezhen Porcelain for Japan 1620-1645'

by Dr Julia Curtis, North American Representative for the Oriental Ceramic Society. 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: +44 (0)20 7389 2590
E-mail: [email protected]

     
   

Monday 7 November
Late Night Opening  

Late Night Opening in Mayfair

Receptions will be held at:

The Barakat Gallery Ltd, Jan van Beers Oriental Art, Brandt Oriental Art, Eskenazi Ltd, John Eskenazi Ltd, Sam Fogg, Gerard Hawthorn Ltd, Roger Keverne Ltd, Robert Kleiner & Co Ltd, Marlborough Fine Art (London) 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

The participating galleries will be open from 5-9pm

     
   
Monday 7 November
Auction  

'Fine Asian Art'

Bonhams
101 New Bond Street
London W1S 1SR

10.30am (sale time may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7468 8248
Web: http://www.bonhams.com

     
   
Monday 7 November
A Service of Thanksgiving  

A Service of Thanksgiving for David Sanctuary Howard

will be held at 2.30pm
at The Royal Military Chapel (The Guards Chapel)

Wellington Barracks
Birdcage Walk
London SW1E 6HQ
The Guards Chapel is to the south of St James’s Park at the Birdcage Walk entrance to Wellington Barracks and is well sign-posted.

In order to enable as many as possible of David’s friends and colleagues to attend, the service is being held during Asian Art in London.

All are most welcome to come, but in order to have an idea of the number attending, it would be much appreciated if you could notify Mrs Howard using the contact details below.

Tel: +44 (0)1249 783038
E-mail: [email protected]

     
   
Monday 7 November
Lecture  

'Text-Image Interaction in Ukiyo-e Paintings and Prints by Hokusai'

by Dr John Carpenter, Lecturer in the History of Japanese Art, SOAS.
There will be a drinks reception and view of Sotheby’s forthcoming 'Japanese Works of Art' sales following the lecture.

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
Swire House
59 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6AJ

Tel: Japan Society: +44 (0)20 7828 6330
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.japansociety.org.uk

     
   
Monday 7 November
Lecture  

'Ceramics and Science: Fingerprinting the Fakes'

by Professor John Watling, Department of Forensic Science, University of Western Australia.
Those attending will also be able to view privately the auction of '20th Century Japanese Ceramics' to be sold the following evening.

Bonhams
101 New Bond Street
London W1S 1SR

Private reception and drinks 6.15pm, lecture 7-8pm
Admission to reception and lecture by ticket only, available in advance

Tel: +44 (0)20 7468 8248
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.bonhams.com

     
     
Tuesday 8 November
Auction  

'Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Export Art'

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

10.30am (sale time may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2590
Web: http://www.christies.com

     
   
Tuesday 8 November
Gallery Talk  

'Arts of Korea'

by Jane Portal, The British Museum.

The British Museum
Room 67
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

1.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8850
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson

     
      
Tuesday 8 November
Auction  

'The Katchen Collection of Netsuke'

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

2.30pm (sale time may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7293 6442
Web: http://www.sothebys.com

     
   
Tuesday 8 November
Auction  

'20th Century Japanese Ceramics - The Tea Bowl'

Bonhams
101 New Bond Street
London W1S 1SR

6pm (sale time may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7468 8248
Web: http://www.bonhams.com

     
   
Tuesday 8 November
Gallery Talk  

'Asian Treasures of the British Library: Manuscripts and Digital Interactive Displays'

by Jasleen Kandhari, The British Library. Following the launch of the British Library’s digitisation project 'Collect Britain', this talk explores the Asian treasures of the British Library and includes demonstrations of the Library’s award-winning digital interactive displays, 'Turning the Pages', illustrating the Sultan of Baybars’ Qur'an, 1304, and the world’s earliest dated printed book, the Diamond Sutra, printed in China in 868.

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

6.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7222
Web: http://www.bl.uk/collectbritain
http://www.bl.uk/turningthepages

     
   
Tuesday 8 November
Lecture   

'The Dawn of Mughal Painting'

The Annual Benjamin Zucker Lecture on Mughal Art by Dr Chahryar Adle.

Victoria and Albert Museum
(Exhibition Road entrance)
The Lecture Theatre
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

7-8pm, followed by a reception 8-9pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2322
Web: http://www.vam.ac.uk

     
   
Wednesday 9 November
Auction  

'Japanese Art and Design'

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

10.30am and 2pm (sale times may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2590
Web: http://www.christies.com

     
   
Wednesday 9 November
Auction  

'Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art'

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

10.30am (sale time may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7293 6442
Web: http://www.sothebys.com

     
     
Wednesday 9 November
Lecture  

'Silks of Imperial China'

by Jacqueline Simcox, a private dealer specialising in Chinese textiles. This illustrated talk will look at the gloriously decorated silks from the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912), used for court costumes, palace furnishings, religious garments and the luxuries of court life which reflect designs and colours influenced by over 2,000 years of Chinese culture.

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 and a catalogue)

Tel: +44 (0)870 126 1727
Web: http://www.olympia-antiques.com

     
   
Wednesday 9 November
Gallery Talk  

'The Three Emperors, Patrons of the Arts'

by Carol Michaelson, The British Museum.

The British Museum
Room 91
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

1.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8850
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson

     
   
Wednesday 9 November
Auction  

'Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art: Part II'

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

2pm (sale time may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7293 6442
Web: http://www.sothebys.com

     
   
Thursday 10 November
Workshop  

'Displaying Korea and Japan'

A workshop to encourage curators and scholars to debate issues relating to the display of Korean and Japanese objects in a museum context. Topics will include how to define Korea and Japan, both past and present; special considerations when displaying Asian objects outside their countries of origin; and national cultural policies.

The workshop will be followed by a documentary film, Osaka Story, directed and produced by Tôichi Nakata, which explores Korean-Japanese and other identities in the contemporary world.

Speakers include:
Tim Clark, Jane Portal, The British Museum; Gina Barnes, Durham University; Louise A Cort, Freer & Sackler Galleries; Masatomo Kawai, Keio University; Seunghye Sun, National Museum of Korea; James Lewis, Oxford University; Simon Kaner, Sainsbury Institute; Yukiko Shirahara, Seattle Art Museum; Craig Clunas, Youngsook Pak, SOAS; Anna Jackson, Beth McKillop, Victoria and Albert Museum.

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

10am-5pm workshop and discussion
5.15-6.45pm documentary film screening, Osaka Story
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8560
Web: http://www.sainsbury-institute.org

     
   
Thursday 10 November
Auction  

'Japanese Works of Art: Prints and Paintings'

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

10.30am (sale time may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7293 6442
Web: http://www.sothebys.com

     
   
Thursday 10 November
Auction  

'Chinese Textiles'

Christie’s South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD

2pm (sale time may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7752 3215
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.christies.com

     
   
Thursday 10 November
Auction  

'Japanese Works of Art: Part II'

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

2pm (sale time may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7293 6442
Web: http://www.sothebys.com

     
   
Thursday 10 November
Late Night Opening  

'Rajasthani Paintings by Namita Jain'

The Bhavan
Institute of Indian Art and Culture
4A Castletown Road
London W14 9HE

11am-8.30pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7381 3086
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.bhavan.net

     
   
Thursday 10 November
Gallery Talk  

'Hindu Deities and Devotion'

by Heather Elgood, The British Museum.

The British Museum
Room 33
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

1.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8850
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson

     
   
Friday 11 November
Auction  

'Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art'

Christie’s South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD

10.30am and 2pm (sale times may change)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7752 3234
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.christies.com

     
   
Friday 11 November
Gallery Talk  

'Prevention or Cure? Managing the spirits in the Nicobar Islands'

by Brian Durrans, The British Museum.

The British Museum
Room 24
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

1.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8850
Web: www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson

     
   
Friday 11 November

Lecture 1 in a series of 3

 

'Towards a Better Tea Bowl: Art, Industry and Ambition in Seventeenth-century Japan: Polishing a Potter’s Skills: Kyuemon’s Study Tour'

by Louise Allison Cort, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

The Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art, part of the 2005 EU-Japan Year of People-to-People Exchanges, focusing on the diary of a 17th-century potter, Morita Kyuemon.

Organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

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

6pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)1603 624 349
E-mail: [email protected]

     
   
Friday 11 November
Lecture  

'Fatimid Ivories'

by Dr. Anna Contadini.

Organised by The Royal Asiatic Society

The Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AR

6pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7812 1495
E-mail: [email protected]

     
   
Saturday 12 November
Gallery Talk  

'Sculpted Forms of Enlightenment: Indian Buddhist Sculpture'

by Jasleen Kandhari, The British Library. This gallery talk forms part of a monthly series of gallery talks delivered by Jasleen Kandhari on The British Museum’s renowned Asian sculpture collections.

The British Museum
Room 33
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

1.15pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8850
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson

     
   
Tuesday 15 November
Lecture 2 in a series of 3  

'Towards a Better Tea Bowl: Art, Industry and Ambition in Seventeenth-century Japan: Competing Visions of Daimyo-sponsored Ceramics'

by Louise Allison Cort, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

The Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art, part of the 2005 EU-Japan Year of People-to-People Exchanges, focusing on the diary of a 17th-century potter, Morita Kyuemon.

Organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

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

6pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)1603 624 349
E-mail: [email protected]

     
   
Thursday 17 November
Lecture 3 in a series of 3  

'Towards a Better Tea Bowl: Art, Industry and Ambition in Seventeenth-century Japan: Screens, Pots and Dried Fish: Inventing Official Gifts'

by Louise Allison Cort, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

The Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art, part of the 2005 EU-Japan Year of People-to-People Exchanges, focusing on the diary of a 17th-century potter, Morita Kyuemon.

Organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Blackfriars’ Hall
St Andrew’s Plain
Norwich

6pm
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)1603 624 349
E-mail: [email protected]

     

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