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Chinese collections at the Oriental Museum

31 August 2023 - 31 August 2023

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Lecture room EH009, adjacent to the Oriental Museum

  • Free, no booking required

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This lecture by world-renowned curator and expert on Chinese ceramics, Rose Kerr, draws on themes from three of her recent books.

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Yaozhou dish with carved peony motifs (Song dynasty, 1000-1200 CE) Oriental Museum

Over the past three years Rose Kerr has published three books: Dazzling Official Jun Wares from Museums and Collections Around the World (2021), Yaozhou Wares From Museums and Art Institutes Around the World: Including Yaozhou Tribute Wares (2022) and Jade Green and Kingfisher Blue: Longquan Wares from Museums and Art Institutes Around the World (2023).

The three kilns that are the subject of the books vary in date, in location and in vital characteristics. Nonetheless, in the course of Rose's research three factors emerge that are common to all of them. These common factors will form the substance of this lecture.

After the lecture there will be an opportunity to visit the Oriental Museum in a special late night opening until 7pm.  

Rose Kerr is an Honorary Associate of the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge (UK), after retiring as Keeper of the Far Eastern Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum, where she worked from 1978-2003. She teaches and lectures internationally and acts as Honorary Fellow at the University of Glasgow, Trustee of the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, and Museum Expert Advisor for Hong Kong. In 2015 she was created an Honorary Citizen of Jingdezhen, the “porcelain city” of China.

This a joint Oriental Museum and Department of Archaeology, Durham University event. 


Free, no booking required