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Society of Antiquaries
Burlington House

Tuesday, 10th October, 6pm

'Revolutionary Art and Ceramics in the British Museum from China, North Korea and Vietnam'
Mary Ginsburg

Tuesday, 31st October, 6pm

'The Human Porcelain Company (19808-1918): Rise, Fall and Resurrection'
George de Menasce lecture by William Hanbury-Tenison

Tuesday, 14th November, 6pm

'Lifting the Lid: Early Chinese Export Teapots'
Dr. Shirley Mueller

Tuesday 12th December, 6pm

'The Mazarin Chest Project: Conservation, Ethics and Japanese Export Lacquer'
Dr. Rupert Faulkner and Julia Hutt

Sunday 5th November, 6pm

8 King Street
St. James's
London, SW1Y 6QT

Christies / OCS lecture 'Chinese Porcelain in National Trust Houses' by Anthony du Boulay
Tickets: Admission is free
Infomation: Alexandra Balmer + 44 (0) 207 389 2590
or Oriental Ceramic Society [email protected]

Wednesday, 8th November 7pm

The Bristol Society for the Arts of Asia
Arts Faculty Centre
Room 1
3-5 Woodland Road

Bluett & Sons and the Collecting of Chinese Art in Britain in the 20th Century. Illustrated with slides, by Dominic Jellinek, formally Director, Bluett & Sons Ltd.
Bluett & Sons, founded in 1884, was one of the foremost dealers in Chinese art for much of the 20th century. This talk looks at the ways in which the firm's stock was sourced in China in the 1920s and 1930s, and at some of the more important British collectors of those years and their relationship with the firm.

Tickets: Non-Members are welcome but are asked to make a donation of not less than 5 towards the Society's expences. University students are admitted free of charge on the production of their student I.D card.

Information: [email protected]

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 563 5900
Fax:+ 44 (0) 207 224 2155
Email: [email protected]

4th November, 3 pm
Tour of the Oriental Armouries with Barbara Hendrie.

6th November, 1 pm
A 14th Century Mosque Lamp with Curator Suzanne Higgott.

7th November, 1 pm
Islamic & European Metalwork with Head of Collections Jeremy Warren.

8th November, 1 pm
Brief Encounter: A tale of Mount Fuji - Two Japanese cabinets with Curator Eleanor Tollfree (this is a rare opportunity to see inside these cabinets. Eleanor will spend 20 minutes showing and talking about them).

9th November, 1 pm
Damascus Steel & the Indian Sword with Metallurgist Alan Williams.

10th November, 1pm
Asian Influences on English Pattern Design with Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Wallis.

All talks are free and last about 1 hour. No booking is necessary.

7th November, 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

'The Annual Benjamin Zucker Lecture on Mughal Art: Material & Metaphor in 17th Century India', by Dr. Deborah Hutton

Location: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Lecture Theatre (use Exhibition Road entrance), London, SW7 2RL

Tickets: Admission is free

Information: + 44 (0) 207 942 2322

7th November 2006, 6pm

Lecture Evening in Honour of Professor A.D.H. Bivar's 80th Birthday.
Organised by the Circle of Inner Asian Art.
Royal Asiatic Society (RAS)
14 Stephenson Way

Admission: Free

Speakers will include: Dr. D.W. Mac Dowall (Former President of the RAS, UK), Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams (Research Professor of the Iranian & Central Asian Studies, SOAS, UK), Dr. Judith A. Lerner (Independent Scholar, New York, USA) and Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose (Independant Scholar, UK).
The lecture evening will be followed by a reception and launch of the Journal of Inner Asian Art & Archaeology, vol. 1 of which is dedicated to Professor Bivar.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Lilla Russell-Smith
Editor, Journal of Inner Asian Art & Archaeology
[email protected]

8th November, 11.30am

'Chinoiseries in 18th Century Europe' This illustated talk explores the origins and expressions of the style and considers how a fabulous blend of images inspired by Chinese porecelain, Indian textiles and Japanese lacquer represented a European vision of a fairytale Cathay.
Speaker: Anne Haworth, Art Historian & Lecturer

Location: Winter Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair (Club Room), Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX.

Tickets: 10 to include admission to the fair

Information: + 44 (0) 870 126 1726 or or [email protected]

Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street
Tel: +44 (0) 207 307 5454
[email protected]

31st October, 6.45-7.45 pm (doors open at 6.30 pm) followed by reception and food tasting
'A Fest for the Eyes: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Food Presentation' Japan's Master Potter Yasuo Terada discusses his work and influences. Master Chef Takako will show how his elegant works can be transformed for daily use.
Speakers include Yasuo Terada in association with Wabi Art and TAKAKO
Tickets: 10 / Asia House members and Concessions 8

8th November 2006, 6.45pm - 7.45 pm (doors open at 6.30 pm)
Kesty Pringgoharjono talks about her book: THE CENTHINI STORY
The Centhini Story, or Serat Centhini as it is known in Java, is one of the oldest surviving manuscripts in Indonesia. It is the Indonesian story of life. The work encompasses art, music, divination, erotic knowledge, religious speculation and mysticism and is written in the form of suluk, or mystic poem. The Story tells the tale of two princes and a princess who escaped the Giri Kingdom in 1635. At each stage of their journey, everyone they encounter introduces ideas that give the reader a lively insight into the Javanese way of life and their religion.
Tickets:  7 / Asian House Member 4

9th November 2006, 6.45pm - 7.45pm (doors open at 6.30)
The Shan of Burma: Princes & Palaces
An illustrated talk on the 19th Century principality with wonderful guilded palaces and sumptuous costumes.
Dr. Susan Conway was the curator for the textile and dress exhibition 'Power Dressing: Lanna Shaan Siam' at the Jim Thompson Centre for Textiles and the Arts, Bangkok until May 2004.
Tickets 7 / Asian House Member 4

9th November 2006, 6.45pm

The Japan Society, in conjunction with The Japan Research Centre
Swire House
59 Buckingham Gate
Tel: +44 (0) 207 828 6330
Fax:+44 (0) 207 828 6331
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Admission: Free but tickets must be obtained from the above address and will be allocated on a first-comefirst-served-basis.

Title: 'Kano Sansetsu (1509-1651) and the Song of Everlasting Sorrow (chogonka) - Sources and Resources, from Tang China to Edo Japan'
Dr Shane McCausland of the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin

The Khalili Theatre
SOAS, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Thornaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

17th November 2006, 6.30-7.30 pm

Royal Academy of Arts
Reynolds Room
Burlington House
London W1J 0BD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7300 5861
Fax:+44 (0)20 7300 8016
Email: [email protected]
Admission 14/6 students (incl. exhibition enty and drink)

Parading the Gods: Processional Bronzes in Medieval and Modern South India
John Guy will explore the festival life of the Chola bronzes through medieval devotional poetry, pilgrims records, and observations of festival worship and religious practices today.


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