The Society is a wonderful opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in Asian art. It provides a regular programme of meetings and events, including:

  • Frequent lectures with drinks receptions
  • Handling and discussion sessions
  • Tours and visits
  • Member exhibitions
  • Conferences

Members also receive our annual Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society (TOCS), a highly regarded journal on Asian art, and the annual Newsletter.

The Society provides an occasional bursary for help with special research from the George de Menasce Fund, and over the years many distinguished scholars have been awarded the Hills Gold Medal.


  • Home Member  £55
  • Overseas Member  £50
  • Student Member (full time) £25
  • Institutional Member (no TOCS) £25
  • Corporate/Benefactor Member  £100
  • Patron £300
  • Ten-year Patron Membership  £2700


Art Asia is offering a special discount for OCS members of 30% off the retail price of their beautiful Chinese language publication of Chinese Ceramics: Highlights of the Sir Percival David Collection, originally published in English by the British Museum. The book provides a stunning overview, highlighting 50 groups of ceramics from almost 1,700 objects of this world-renowned collection.

The book is co-authored by Regina Krahl, Past President of The Oriental Ceramic Society and International Research Consultant at Sotheby’s, and Jessica Harrison-Hall, Curator of the Sir Percival David Collection and Chinese Ceramics and Vietnamese Art at the British Museum. The Chinese language version published by Art Asia is a hardback copy, which has expanded on the original English version to include more and enlarged pictures of this exquisite ceramics collection. It is translated by Baoping Li, Senior International Researcher and Director at Sotheby’s and Wei Huang, lecturer at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute.

  • Dimensions: 230mm x 290mm
    •          Pages: 180
    •          Photos: 200

Art Asia is offering OCS members a special discount price of £33.99 (retail price: £49.97).

To order, please email quoting your OCS membership or call 02076365542.