The Next Day of Special Interest


Mon 14th Oct 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Chinese emperors and philosophers traditionally regarded their country as ‘the middle kingdom’, situated at the centre of the world.  As they cultivated their minds and spirits, they faced inwards. In contrast, merchants in china’s border regions faced outwards.  On the western frontier the ancient silk road witnessed an exchange of luxury goods:  silk, perfumes, exotica and Persian glass carried by camel caravans over vast distances. On china’s eastern frontier stretched the sea on which ivory, jewels and porcelain were traded along with tea, lacquer and painted wallpaper.  Merchants, dancers and acrobats from central Asia thronged china’s capital, xi’an.  Arab merchants settled in china’s port cities to be followed by ‘red-haired foreign devils’ from Europe who brought Indian opium, gunboats and the new architectural styles of the treaty ports.
The Lecturer: Anne Haworth
Anne lectures regularly at the Victoria and Albert museum and is a visiting lecturer at the British museum.   She lectures frequently for private groups visiting London’s museums and art galleries. From 1981 to 1995 she was a specialist in European and Asian ceramics at the head offices of Bonham’s and then Christie’s, appraising many private collections of ceramics in Britain and Europe. From 1995 to 2002 Anne lived in Shanghai, China where she gave lectures to the international community of diplomats and expatriates. On returning to London in 2002 she worked on a short project cataloguing Chinese ceramics in Britain and Europe. She is a lecturer at the queen’s gallery and from 2005 – 2015 guided private tours of the state rooms at Buckingham palace and gave gallery talks in the exhibition ‘china; the three emperors’ at the royal academy. Anne also teaches a course on British art from 1760 – 1960 to American students from Eckerd college, Florida during their ‘study abroad’ programme in London.

The cost for the whole day of lectures and a superb lunch are: £33.00 for members and £35.00 for non-members. Download and print the application form TAS - DOSI - Booking Form October 2019.
Recommended reading:
Jessica Rawson: ‘The British Museum Book of Chinese Art’, London 1992 Frances Wood: ‘The Silk Road, Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia, London 2003 Valery M. Garrett: ‘Heaven is High, the Emperor Far Away’

Venue: Arthur Morison Memorial Hall

Rowls Lane
Cucklington, BA9 9PY United Kingdom

Oganiser: The Arts Society Blackmore Vale

Past Days of Special Interest

Lee Miller and Roland Penrose

Mon 18th Mar 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Golden Age of Travel

Mon 15th Oct 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Days of Special Interest

We have two Days of Special Interest a year which give us an opportunity to look at a subject in more depth and are scheduled around three lectures of one hour each with coffee breaks and a sit down lunch in between. These days are held at The New Remembrance Hall in Charlton near Shaftesbury and are very relaxed social occasions where members and guests get a chance to get to know one another and discuss the lectures during the breaks.These days are always very popular and numbers are limited so tickets tend to go very quickly!
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