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2023-2024 Program




October 16 and 17: “Four Centuries of Blue and White: the Frelinghuysen Collection of Chinese and Japanese Export Porcelain,” by Becky MacGuire, Independent Consultant, Former Senior Specialist for Chinese Export Art at Christie’s NY, in person (October 16)  and via Zoom (October 17). 


November 13: “Dr. Wall’s Triumph: Early Worcester Porcelain from the First Period of Production, 1751-1776, and Where It is Now!” by Paul Crane FSA, Independent Historian and Consultant to the Brian Haughton Gallery, London, England, via Zoom.


December 11: “An Introduction to Vienna Porcelain: From the Baroque Fantasies of du Paquier to the Challenge of Contemporary Table Culture,” by Dr. Claudia Lehner-Jobst, Art Historian and Director of the Augarten Porcelain Museum, Vienna, Austria, via Zoom. 




January 8:  “Ceramics from the Vanished Byzantine Empire,” by Eunice Maguire, Scholar and Archeologist, Worcestershire, England, via Zoom. 


February 12: “Frozen Treats: The Development of the Ice Cream Cooler,” by Ivan Day, Independent Historian of Social History and of the Culture of Food, Cumbria, England, via Zoom. 


March 11: “Harlots, Rakes and Crashing China – an Accidental Introduction to 18th-Century Ceramics,” by Lars Tharp, Historian, Lecturer and Broadcaster, Leicestershire, England, via Zoom. 


April 8 Seminar:  Learning to Look: Connoisseurship in Ceramics.  Three lectures by Michael C. Hughes, Vice President and Head of the Department of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Bonhams, New York; John Whitehead, Scholar, Author and Dealer in French Porcelain, Le Pin, France; and Letitia Roberts, Independent Scholar, Author and Collections Advisor, New York City.


May 20: “Private Eye: How a Curatorial Vision Influenced a Personal Collection,” by Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator Emeritus, the Newark Museum, New Jersey, in person and via Zoom. 

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