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Politics of Collecting Asia Symposium: 1800 - Present

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The Wolfson Lecture Theatre S108 (Symposium)

Senate House, University of London

Malet Street, London

WC1E 7HU

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Politics of Collecting Asia Symposium: 1800 - Present

The global history of collecting has been profoundly shaped by national and international politics over the past two centuries. Taking geopolitics as its starting point, this symposium will examine the history of collecting Asian art objects in a range of geographical locales, from Britain and continental Europe to East and Southeast Asia.

Schedule for the day:

9:30-10.00 Registration and Morning Tea/Coffee in Room S113
10.15-10.20 Welcome Note by Dr Maria Kostoglou (SOAS) in The Wolfson Lecture Theatre S108 (SWLT)

Panel 1: Collecting Asia: From the 19th Century to the First World War
10.20-10.40 Competition and Collaboration: Stamford Raffles and Collecting in Java, 1811-1816 by Miranda Bruce-Mitford (SOAS)
10.40-11.00 The First Private Museum in China? Revisiting Pan Shicheng and His Collecting in Canton by Xiaoxin Li (SOAS)
11.00-11.20 The National and the Regional: Actors in the Collecting of Japanese Ceramics in Britain around the turn of the 20th century by Ai Fukunaga (SOAS)
11.20-11.40 Panel Discussion led by Dr Alexandra Green (British Museum)

Panel 2: Collecting Asia: Between the Wars
11.40-12.00 Collecting Korean Objects in Early 20th Century Britain: Setting the Scene by Researching New Customers and Curio Shop Dealers by Jihye Hong (RCA)
12.00-12.20 Constructing New Identities: Collecting and Aesthetics in Inter-war Britain by Helen Glaister (SOAS)
12.20-12.40 The Invisible Sword: Towards a Reconstruction of Collecting Japanese Art in Interwar Hungary by Mirjam Dénes (Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, Budapest)
12.40-13.00 Panel Discussion led by Dr Angus Lockyer (SOAS)

Lunch Break

Panel 3: Collecting Asia: Post-war to Present
14.00-14.20 From Public to Private Museums: the Role of T. T. Tsui in Institutional Collections of Chinese Art by Ivy Chan (SOAS)
14.20-14.40 The Poetics and Politics of Collecting and Displaying Kachin Culture by Helen Mears and Gumring Hkangda (Brighton Museum)
[Challenges of Collecting (and Showing) Southeast Asian Art in a Southeast Asian Private Museum: MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum’s Case Study by Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani (Independent Curator)
CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances]
14.40-15.00 Panel Discussion led by Nixi Cura (SOAS)

15.00-15.45 Keynote Lecture by Corinna Gardner (V&A)
15.45-16.00 Closing Remarks by Dr Stacey Pierson and Dr Maria Kostoglou (SOAS)


Booking essential. For enquiries, please email: soaspcas@gmail.com

This event is supported by the SOAS East Asian Art & Archaeology Research Seminar and the SOAS Japan Research Centre.SOAS JRC


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