THE ORIENTAL CERAMIC SOCIETY
The Oriental Ceramic Society (OCS) is the leading international society for the study and appreciation of Asian art, with a special focus on ceramics. Founded in 1921, the Society has members throughout the world, and our Patron is HRH The Duke of Gloucester.
The Society provides lectures on all aspects of Asian art, particularly Chinese and Japanese ceramics, jades, paintings and Middle Eastern art. Lectures are held in London (mostly at the Society of Antiquaries, next to the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly), and they usually start and end convivially with a glass of wine, providing a regular opportunity for members to meet each other and talk informally. The Society also offers and supports handling sessions of items from museums and auction houses, as well as members’ collections, and it organises visits to public and private collections, guided tours of exhibitions and overseas tours
Through lectures, handling sessions, tours, exhibitions and publications, the Society provides a forum for members to develop and exchange their knowledge with experts and fellow enthusiasts. Our annual Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society are a highly regarded journal on Asian art, and the annual Newsletter brings news on Asian art from around the world.
Tuesday 14th January 2020 at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly
5:45 for 6:15 pm with welcome drinks sponsored by Woolley & Wallis
Sarah Piram, Iran Heritage Foundation Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Building a Museum for Iran: Cultural reform and modernisation at the time of Reza Shah