Ceramics and society in the Song dynasty
Dr Rose Kerr, Honorary Associate of the Needham Research Institute, and former Keeper of the Far Eastern Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum, will deliver a lecture on Ceramics and society in the Song dynasty (960 - 1279). The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.
Ceramic vessels dating to the Song dynasty are viewed as precious artefacts for display by museums and collectors. This lecture will discuss their original functions in daily life.
Dr Rose Kerr is Honorary Associate of the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, after retiring as Keeper of the Far Eastern Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum, where she worked from 1978-2003.
Rose Kerr graduated in Chinese studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies and spent a year as a student in China during the last year of the Cultural Revolution, 1975-1976. She teaches and lectures internationally, and acts as Honorary Fellow at the University of Glasgow, Trustee of the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, and Museum Expert Advisor for Hong Kong. In 2015 she was created an Honorary Citizen of Jingdezhen.
Author and contributor to 22 books on Asian art, Rose Kerr is a regular contributor to journals and magazines.
This is one of the lectures in the on-going China Centre Seminar series, hosted by the China Centre, Jesus College. The lectures, given by eminent speakers, will cover a broad range of topics and disciplines.
This is a virtual seminar. Attendance is free. Advance booking is required by emailing: email@example.com. Limited places are available and priority will be given to members of Jesus College and the University of Cambridge.