Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rose Kerr, Chinese ceramics leading expert, to speak at RISD Museum April 22

This info just in from Mike Byrnes and the Olde China Trader (
Two lectures by Rose Kerr: Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30am and 2:00pm at the RISD Museum, Benefit Street, Providence RI (Free to members)

Ms. Rose Kerr is Keeper Emeritus of The Far Eastern Collection of Chinese Ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London and a leading expert in the field. The V&A collection contains some of the best examples of Chinese ceramics in the world. Ms Kerr has written a number of excellent works on Chinese ceramics which touch on both the science of the potter and the cultural and social milieu in which such works of art are created.

10:30 a.m. Ceramics and Society in Song and Yuan China
(10th-14th centuries)
2:00 p.m. Politics and Porcelain in Ming and Qing China
(14th-19h Centuries)

Her books include:
Song Dynasty Ceramics, Ceramic Technology,
The World in Blue and White
Editor of The T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art: Chinese
Art and Design Victoria and Albert Museum

For more info: call 401 243 4511

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