Short Course (in person) – Islamic Ceramics: Collection Histories at SOAC University of London – 13-16 February

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Submitted by Patrick Monger:

Dear All,

You may be interested in an upcoming in-person specialist art short course run by SOAS University of London:

Islamic Ceramics: Collection Histories

13 – 16 February 2023

In association with the Oriental Ceramic Society

This week-long course will explore the richness and variety of the ceramics from the Middle East and the admiration they inspired in their own time, but also much more recently when they were being acquired by European and American collectors. Lectures will be delivered by leading scholars and curators from the Benaki Museum in Athens, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Courtauld in London, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. The course will also feature visits to the superb ceramic collections of the V&A and to the famous Syrian and Turkish tiles in the ‘Arab Hall’ at Leighton House, newly-reopened after an extensive conservation project. 

The course is convened by Dr Melanie Gibson and run in association with the Oriental Ceramic Society. Attendees will be eligible for a free one-year membership to the Oriental Ceramic Society. Existing OCS members are eligible to register for a discounted fee.

For more information – including a full schedule of lectures – and to book your place, please click here.

Please note that capacity for this course is limited and places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Regardss,

Patrick Monger