International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA), Institute of Archaeology, University College London holds regular lectures to which the public are warmly invited.  Lectures are held at the Archaeology Lecture Theatre (G6), Institute of Archaeology, UCL31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY.  Tel: 020 7679 1092.  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/iccha.  iccha@ucl.ac.uk.

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts & Cultures and Centre for Japanese Studies, UEA

Thursday Lecture Series supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Charitable Trust.  Admission free, advance booking recommended by phone 01603 597507 or email: sisjac@sainsbury-institute.org.  Web site: www.sainsbury-institute.org.  Lectures start at 6:00 p.m.  Venue: Norwich Cathedral Hostry (Weston Room), Norwich NR1 4EH.

Islamic Art Circle at SOAS

Lectures are regularly held in the Khalili Lecture Theatre (Main School Lecture Theatre), Philips Building, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG.  For further information contact Rosalind Wade Haddon on 07714087480 or email to rosalindhaddon@gmail.com.

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2017 is a very special year for Asian Art in London as we celebrate our 20th anniversary.  This year’s event takes place from Thursday 2nd – ­Saturday 11th November and as usual we look forward to bringing together leading Asian art dealers, auction houses and museums.

As usual, we are compiling a programme of gallery selling exhibitions, auctions, lectures and related events.  There will also be symposia, special receptions and gala evenings, including the famous Asian Art in London Gala Party, which takes place this year on Thursday 9th November in the newly reopened Hotung Gallery at the British Museum.

All these events are designed to underscore London’s prominence as a centre for Asian art and above all for the buying and selling of the finest Asian works of art from all periods.

We hope that Asian Art in London 2017 will be a firm fixture in your calendar too.   For further information please visit www.asianartinlondon.com or email to info@asianartinlondon.com or telephone +44 (0) 207 499 2215.

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 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tel: +44 (0)207 323 8181. www.britishmuseum.org

The Sir Joseph Hotung Centre for Ceramic Studies housing the Sir Percival David Collection of Chinese Ceramics; The Joseph E Hotung Gallery of Oriental Antiquities from China, India, South Asia and Southeast Asia; the Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries; The Korea Foundation Gallery: Arts of Korea; The Selwyn and Ellie Alleyne Gallery: 7000 Years of Chinese Jade from the Collection of Sir Joseph Hotung; The John Addis Islamic Gallery.

An exhibition of Japanese Woodblock Printing: A Craft of Precision takes place from 16th March to 11th June, 2017.  Also Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave is showing from 25th May to 13th August, 2017 (closed 26-30 June).


 Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. 0207 942 2000. www.vam.ac.uk

Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art and Design; T. T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art; Samsung Gallery of Korean Art; Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art.

The refurbished gallery exhibits around 550 works in a newly-curated series of displays which includes 30 or more recent acquisitions. The gallery illustrates the extraordinary craftsmanship and artistic creativity of Japan from the sixth century to the present day through displays of swords and armour, lacquer, ceramics, cloisonné enamels, textiles and dress, inro and netsuke, paintings, prints and illustrated books. Admission is free. http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/

An exhibition entitled Garnitures: Vase Sets from National Trust Houses is showing until 30th April, 2017.

Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London will be showing until 2nd April, 2017. 

Purple Clay: Chinese Teapots for Scholarly Tastes will run from 28th April to 15th September, 2017.


Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH. Tel: +44 (0)1865 278000. Fax: +44 (0)1865 278018

eastern.art@ashmus.ox.ac.uk  www.ashmolean.org

Open Tue. – Sun. and Bank Holidays, 10.00 – 6.00. Closed 24th -26th December and 1st January.

 An exhibition entitled Collecting the Past: Scholars’ Taste in Chinese Art will run until 22nd October, 2017.

Beyond the Brush – Abstract Ink Paintings since 1960 will run from 4th April until 28th August, 2017.


Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF. Tel: 0131 247 4026. www.nms.ac.uk.


Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB. Tel: 01223 332900. www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk. Closed Mondays.

The Oriental Gallery of Chinese and Japanese Art and the Gompertz Gallery of Korean Art.


12 Bennett Street Bath, BA1 2QJ: Tel. 01225 464640. info@meaa.org.uk. www.meaa.org.uk.

An exhibition entitled Hong Ling – Selected will run until 2nd July 2017.


Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RL, Tel: 0117 922 3571



Bethesda Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW. Tel: 01782 232323



Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Asia in Amsterdam: Exotic luxury in the Golden Age

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/asia-in-amsterdam 17 October 2015-17 January 2016 GRONINGER MUSEUM Fragile Goods: a tribute to previous ceramics curator Minke A. de Visser 20 March 2015 – 15 March 2016 http://www.groningermuseum.nl/en/fragile-goods-a-tribute-to-minke-de-visser


8 rue Munier-Romilly, 1206 Geneva, Switzerland, Tel: +41 22 704 3282, musee@fondationbaur.ch

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The TEFAF Maastricht 2015 Art & Antiques Fair will run from 10th to 19th March, 2017 at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre, Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands. Info@tefaf.com. www.tefaf.com.

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) Antiques & Fine Art Fair will run from 15th – 21st March at the Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London, SW3 4LY. Go to www.bada-antiques-fair.co.uk or enq@bada-antiques-fair.co.uk or Tel +44 (0) 20 7589 6108.

The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited is holding various fine art and antiques fairs in 2017. Tickets and enquiries: +44 (0)1797 252030. www.adfl.co.uk.

Penman Fairs are pleased to send OCS members complimentary tickets to their antiques fairs, including the Chelsea Antiques Fair which will be held at Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE from 15th – 19th March. Also the Chelsea Contemporary Art Fair from 27th – 30th April. Go to www.penman-fairs.co.uk, email info@penman-fairs.co.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1886 833091.

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Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London W1S 1SR. Tel: 020 7468 8248

11th May Fine Chinese Art; The Jongen-Schleiper Collection of Fine Thangkas

Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, SW7 1HH. Tel: 020 7393 3943

8th May Asian Art

Bonhams, Edinburgh

22nd March Asian Art

Christie’s, 8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT.   Tel: 020 7389 2574

9th May Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

Christie’s, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD. Tel: 020 7930 6074

12th May Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA.   020 7293 6442

10th May Fine Chinese Works of Art

Chiswick Auctions

15th May Fine Asian Art

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

16th May Chinese & Japanese Works of Art

Duke’s Auctioneers, Dorchester

18th May Fine Asian Art

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury

16th & 17th May Fine Chinese Ceramics and other Asian Works of Art

Bonhams Hong Kong

29th May Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

Christie’s Hong Kong

30th May Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

Sotheby’s Hong Kong

5th April Fine Chinese Works of Art

Bonhams New York

13th March Chinese Works of Art

14th March Portraits of the Masters

Christie’s New York

March 14th Fine Chinese Paintings

March 14th Himalayan, Indian and South-East Asian Art

15th March The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part IV

15th March Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum

16th March The Marie Theresa L. Virata Collection of Asian Art: A Family Legacy

16th March The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art

March 17th Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

Sotheby’s New York

14th & 15th March, 2017 Important Chinese Art

16th March, 2017 Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy

18th March, 2017 Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art

Christie’s Paris

20th June Art d’Asie

Sotheby’s Paris

22nd June Arts d’Asie

Bonhams Sydney

2nd May Asian Art







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