Photograph Courtesy of Sotheby’s

London is going to be one of the most exciting places to be this autumn for Asian Art enthusiasts. The British Museum will open their newly refurbished Chinese jade, China and South Asian galleries on 10th November 2017. These will display 2000 objects and paintings to narrate and illustrate multiple histories of Asia from prehistory to the present. Asian Art in London will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a wealth of different events across the city with wonderful forthcoming sales, events and lectures. A new Asian lacquer display will open at the V&A in London and the long-awaited V&A project in China will also open. Highlights of the autumn outside London include the Annual Barlow lecture to be given by Nigel Wood and the new Qu Leilei display at the Ashmolean. Early next year Liverpool’s World Museum will host a major exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors from February to October 2018.

The OCS have invited some fascinating speakers to present their new research on ‘The National Trust’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain at Osterley, Shugborough and Kedleston’, ‘Han dynasty painted bronzes’ and ‘Kesi Tapestries’ to take us up to Christmas. TOCS is being edited by Dr Stacey Pierson who we would all like to thank for the enormous amount of work that goes into editing the papers. Dr George Manginis has done a wonderful job on the OCS newsletter for many years and now he has handed over the task of editing and designing it to Dr Teresa Canepa and Beth Gardiner for the next issue. Work on the OCS exhibition catalogue is continuing under Regina Krahl who is masterminding that project.

We are so grateful to all the members, supporters and sponsors who make all of these events possible.  For details of our Autumn and Spring 2018 lectures, please go to Lectures.

Jessica Harrison-Hall