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, UCL, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY. Tel: 020 7679 1092. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/iccha. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
ASIAN ART IN LONDON 2017
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 email@example.com or telephone +44 (0) 207 499 2215.
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
EXHIBITIONS AND MUSEUMS
THE BRITISH MUSEUM
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).
VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
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.
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD
Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH. Tel: +44 (0)1865 278000. Fax: +44 (0)1865 278018
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.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF. Tel: 0131 247 4026. www.nms.ac.uk.
THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM, CAMBRIDGE
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.
THE MUSEUM OF EAST ASIAN ART, BATH
An exhibition entitled Hong Ling – Selected will run until 2nd July 2017.
BRISTOL MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RL, Tel: 0117 922 3571
THE POTTERIES MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, STOKE-ON-TRENT
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
FONDATION BAUR, MUSEE DES ARTS D’EXTREME-ORIENT
8 rue Munier-Romilly, 1206 Geneva, Switzerland, Tel: +41 22 704 3282, firstname.lastname@example.org
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
SPRING FAIRS 2017
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0) 1886 833091.
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
SPRING SALES 2017
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
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
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
20th June Art d’Asie
22nd June Arts d’Asie
2nd May Asian Art