Symposium | The Splendour of the Dining Room

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 8, 2017

From Haughton International:

The Splendour of the Dining Room
Haughton International Ceramics Seminar
Christie’s, London, 28–29 June 2017

Temple of Honour (Ehrentempel), Meissen, hard-paste porcelain, ca. 1750 (Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Photo: Jürgen Karpinski).

Over the past 35 years, Brian & Anna Haughton have organised the International Ceramics Seminar as the nucleus of their annual art and antiques fair held in London each June. Every year the Seminar included the latest ceramic research, often ground-breaking, presented by an international rostrum of the leading scholars. The Haughtons’ contribution to ceramic scholarship has been immeasurable, providing opportunities for collectors, curators, independent researchers and enthusiasts to meet, network, exchange ideas, plan exhibitions and publications. In the absence of their annual fair and in order to keep the focus and continuity on ceramics in London in June, they have partnered with Christie’s to launch a two-day seminar with the support and encouragement from their academic colleagues. The seminar will, as always, cover a wide range of ceramic subjects and their relationships with other art forms such as silver and sculpture. Ceramics have always had a central place in the social background of the 18th century and were also important as diplomatic princely gifts, laid out on tables during state and important social occasions as highly political symbols of power and prestige.

Cost of two-day Seminar, held at Christie’s, 8 King Street, St James’s, London: £45 (inc VAT). Cost of two-day Seminar including dinner at The Athenaeum (Wednesday 28th June): £75 (inc VAT). Student Tickets for two-day Seminar only (on production of ID): £25 (inc VAT). Booking in advance through the website is essential due to limited numbers. The programme is subject to change without warning.

The speakers will include
• Kathryn Jones (Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust, London), Very Massive and Handsome: George IV’s Grand Service and the Royal Table
• Timothy Wilson (Former Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), Italian Maiolica Table Services: For Use or for Display?
• Claudia Lehner-Jobst (Art Historian and Curator, Vienna), Fasting and Feasting: Novelties at the Imperial Tables during the Reign of Maria Theresa
• Katharina Hantschmann (Keeper of Ceramics, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, and Ernst Schneider Meissen porcelain Collection bequest at Lustheim Castle), Bustelli and the Impact of Meissen on the Nymphenburg Factory
• Ivan Day (Food Historian, Museums and Country House Consultant), Dining and Hospitality in 18th-Century English Provincial Towns and Cities
• Timothy Schroder (Silver Historian, Curator and former Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths Company), Magnificence: State Banquets in the Reign of Henry VIII
• Paul Crane (Ceramic Historian, London), Inspired by Marine Forms: Early English Porcelain Transforms the Dining Table
• Patricia Ferguson (Project Curator, Monument Trust, 18th Century Prints and Ceramics, British Museum, London, and Hon. Adviser on Ceramics, National Trust), Felbrigg’s Folly: Meissen Porcelain Temples for the Dessert Table
• Melitta Kunze-Koellensperger (Curator, independent researcher and Art Historian), The Dutch Village of Meissen Porcelain: Count Brühl’s Dessert de Luxe
• Rosalind Savill (Former Director of the Wallace Collection, London), From Salt Cellars to Sweetmeat Baskets: Dining with Sèvres Porcelain in the 18th Century
• Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere (IFAC Handa Curator of the Japanese Arts, The British Museum, London, and founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute, Norwich), Celebration of Form and Function: Insights into Japanese Dining Traditions from the Jômon Period to the Present Day
• Rebecca Wallis (Curator, Ceramics & Glass, Victoria and Albert Museum, London), Dining in Style: 19th-Century Services in the Victoria and Albert Museum
• Suzanne Lambooy (Curator of Applied Arts, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague), Dutch Dining Culture in the Second Half of the 18th Century: The Diplomacy of the Table
• David Mitchell (Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Linen Damask Napery, Henry VIII and the Northern Renaissance



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