Each year the Society offers several discussion and handling sessions, with objects from members’ collections, museums and auction houses. They are intended for connoisseurs and novices alike, so there is the opportunity to learn about Chinese and Asian art in the company of experts. These sessions are for members only.

Numbers have to be limited because of space restrictions and to provide a safe handling environment, and so booking is essential.  Please look out for notifications on our website and our regular programmes.

We are very lucky to have these opportunities, and it is important that members involved observe the basic rules for safely handling objects, e.g. removing rings, watches and bracelets beforehand, always holding objects over the table, and avoiding long delays to take personal photographs when objects are circulated.

To develop the opportunity for more members to observe and learn, the Society’s Council is looking at using technology to film curated handling sessions and make that available to view.