The French Porcelain Society’s Online Spring Symposium, 2021

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on March 9, 2021

From The French Porcelain Society:

Ceramics & Wanderlust: Curators & Castles
The French Porcelain Society’s Online Spring Symposium, 13–14 March 2021

Wanderlust, our need to travel to study ceramic collections in museums and castles throughout Europe and Britain, is at the heart of the French Porcelain Society’s educational activities. It has been over a year since our last visit to France and our next visit may not be for several months. In order to share the pleasure of exploration, comradery, and discovery associated with these trips, Patricia Ferguson with the help of Félix Zorzo and other members of the French Porcelain Society committee have organised a two-day virtual symposium on the 13th and 14th of March. From the recently installed porcelain cabinet at the Château de Versailles to the stunning Porzellankabinett in Schloss Charlottenburg, as well as state, royal, and aristocratic collections from Lisbon, Kassel, and Colonial Williamsburg, their directors and curators have enthusiastically agreed to be part of our programme. We are extremely grateful to the knowledgeable custodians of some of our favourite castles and country houses, who have captured private tours for our global audience on video. Each unique and very personal tour has been pre-recorded, but there will be a live Q&A panel at the end of each day led by Dr. Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth.

Please do join us; the two-day symposium is free and open to all. For any questions, contact FPSenquiries@gmail.com. Please note that the programme is subject to change. Free links to the webinar are available here.

S A T U R D A Y ,  1 3  M A R C H  2 0 2 1

16:00–18:30, UK GMT

Introduction — Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth
• Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon — Cristina Neiva Correia, Conservadora
• Château de Versailles — Marie-Laure de Rochebrune, Conservateur en chef
• Schloss Wilhelmshöhe — Martin Eberle, Direktor, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel
• Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel — Xenia Schürmann, Curatorial Assistant
Panel discussion

S U N D A Y ,  1 4  M A R C H  2 0 2 1

16:00–18:30, UK GMT

Introduction — Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth
• Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia — Angelika R. Kuettner, Associate Curator of Ceramics and Glass, and Janine Skerry, Senior Curator of Metals
• Waddesdon Manor — Mia Jackson, Curator of Decorative Arts
• Charlottenburg, Neues Palais and Belvedere — Samuel Wittwer, Direktor der Schlösser und Sammlungen, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
Panel discussion

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