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Friday 16th October

Lecture and Gallery Tour

An introduction to the new Ceramics galleries by Reino Liefkes, Senior Curator in the Department of Sculpture, Ceramics, Metalwork & Glass, followed by presentations on selected case studies by Asian Department curators.  Following the lecture, members will have the opportunity to join the curators on a guided tour of the galleries. 
For the first time in a century the V&A is redisplaying its ceramics collection, the greatest and most comprehensive in the world.  Extensive new galleries will tell the story of world ceramics, with 3000 objects on display, from the earliest Chinese pottery to contemporary ceramic art.

The Oriental Ceramic Society & V&A
PO Box 517
CB21 5BE

Venue: The Sackler Centre Auditorium at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2Rl
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Friday 13th, Monday 16th & Thursday 19th November

Toshiba Lecture in Japanese Art: Rethinking Art after the Age of ‘Enlightenment
by David Elliott, Artistic Director, 2010 Biennale of Sydney, International Festival of Contemporary Art.
The Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art provide a public platform for a senior scholar of Japanese arts to present a research project which is already well-developed in a series of three lectures to a broad public audience.

Lecture 1: In Praise of Impurity: the Condition of Art and the End of Universalism
Friday 13th November, 6.15pm, BP Lecture Theatre, the British Museum

Lecture 2: Wounds, Happiness and Distance: Three Exhibitions about the Condition of Art
Monday 16th November, 6.15pm, BP Lecture Theatre, the British Museum

Lecture 3: Turkey, China and Japan: Three Case Studies in the Development of Modern and Contemporary Art
Thursday 19th November, 6pm, Blackfriars’ Hall, St. Andrews Plain, Norwich NR3

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
sponsored by the Toshiba International Foundation
Admission is free
Information: Keiko Nishioka, T: +44 (0)1603 624 349; F: +44 (0)1603 625 011;
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