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Haughton International Ceramics Seminar
“The Splendour of the Dining Room”

London, 28 – 29 June 2017

Christie’s is proud to be the host of the International Ceramics Seminar in London, organised by Brian & Anna Haughton.

In June 1982 the Haughtons launched the first International Ceramics Seminar in London, bringing together collectors, leading dealers, curators and academics from across the globe for the first time. This year, in order to keep the focus and continuity on ceramics in London in June, Brian and Anna Haughton have decided to launch a two-day Seminar with the encouragement and support of Christie’s and many of their academic colleagues.

The seminar will gather an impressive array of speakers and will, as always, cover a wide range of ceramic subjects and their relationships with other art forms, such as silver and sculpture. The theme running through this year’s seminar will be courtly dining.

For more information on upcoming and past seminars please visit

Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo: Jürgen Karpinski

Event information

Event details

  • Location & Date

    Christie’s London
    Duke Street Gallery
    8 King Street, St. James’s
    London SW1Y 6QT

    Wednesday 28 June – Thursday 29 June 2017

  • Tickets

    Cost of two-day Seminar: £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.


  • Kathryn Jones, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust

    Professor Timothy Wilson, Former Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum

    Claudia Lehner-Jobst, Art Historian and Curator, Vienna

    Dr Katharina Hantschmann, Keeper of Ceramics, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich and Meissen porcelain collection Ernst Schneider bequest at Lustheim castle near Munich

    Ivan Day, Food Historian, Museums and Country House Consultant

    Timothy Schroder, Curator and Writer

    Paul Crane, Ceramic Historian

    Patricia Ferguson, Curator of the V&A display Garnitures: Vase Sets from National Trust Houses

    Dr Melitta Kunze-Koellensperger, Curator, independent researcher and Art Historian

    Professor Dame Rosalind Savill, Former Director of the Wallace Collection

    Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, IFAC Handa Curator of the Japanese Arts, The British Museum, authour and founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute

    Rebecca Wallis, Curator, Ceramics & Glass, Victoria and Albert Museum

    Suzanne Lambooy, Curator of Applied Arts for the Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

    Dr David Mitchell, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London