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Department of History of Art


The History of Art Graduate Seminar Series will meet on Wednesdays during Lent Term from 5-6:30pm in the Audit Room, King's College.

*31 January

Living Objects in Conversation

Sir Paul Ruddock (Collector and former Chairnan of the V&A)

*Provost's Drawing Room, King's College 6:00-7:30pm


7 February

Sèvres Porcelain: Revelations of the Everyday Object

Dame Rosalind Savill (Independent Scholar and Former Director of the Wallace Collection)


14 February

The Object Tells Many Tales: Methodological and Material Advances through Studying 17th Century Panel Paintings

Dr Justin Davies (Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge), Dr Joost Vander Auwera (Senior Curator, Royal Museum of Fine Art, Brussels), Co-Founders of the 'Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project'.


6 March

Digital Replication and Repatriation: The Bakor Monoliths of Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr Ferdinand Saumarez Smith (Director, Factum Foundation, London)


13 March

Display as Collecting Practice: Chinese Ceramics in Global Contexts, 1500-1900

Dr Stacey Pierson (Professor of the History of Chinese Ceramics, SOAS, University of London)


Co-Convenors: Ana-Cornelia Pade, Isabelle Kent and Zifeng Zhao