Unlocked: Chinese Blue and White at home and abroad

One-day course

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Blue and white porcelain is synonymous with China, where this distinctive palette was developed in a wide range of distinctive styles, for the domestic market and imperial consumption, and for export to regional and global markets.

This study day explores the evolution of blue and white porcelain through the extensive V&A collections, from the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368 AD) to the modern period.

V&A Academy Unlocked days invite you behind the scenes, bringing you face-to-face with the V&A's extraordinary collections.

Join us for an object handling session with V&A Academy Course Director Dr Helen Glaister, to experience blue and while porcelain up close. Explore highlights of the V&A’s Ceramics collection through a gallery tour led by independent lecturer, Anne Haworth and enjoy an introductory lecture by Helen Glaister to start your day.

This Unlocked study day is now sold out, please email courses@vam.ac.uk if you wish to be added to the waiting list for this event, including the event title and date.

This Unlocked study day is designed to complement the 12-week online autumn term course ‘Arts of China: Ancient to Early Modern’ led by Dr Helen Glaister but you do not need to be enrolled on any online course to join an 'Unlocked' event.

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Portrait of V&A Academy Course Director Dr Helen Glaister

V&A Academy Course Director
Dr Helen Glaister

Dr Helen Glaister is an art historian specializing in Chinese Ceramics and Decorative Arts. Helen previously worked at the British Museum, and is Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS. Research interests include Chinese export porcelain, collections history and cultural interactions between China and Europe in the long 18th century.

What a treat to have had the luxury of being close to the objects! And to listen to the lectures. I ended the day so inspired. Previous Unlocked Study Day attendee

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V&A Academy online courses let you tune in to expert lectures live, or catch up on demand; our in-person Unlocked Study Days invite you to delve deeper into course themes, explore the collection and let you design your own hybrid learning experience

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One-day course: Unlocked: Chinese Blue and White at home and abroad

28 November 2023


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Open 10.00 - 13.00, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

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