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Department of the History of Art and Archaeology

Armenian Patrons for Chinese Commodities: Trade Networks and Cultural Exchange across Asia

Dr Manginis

Date: 23 April 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 23 April 2014Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Seminar

Series: Islamic Art Circle Lectures

Between the mid-18th and early 19th centuries a group of 'export market' objects, mostly of porcelain, were produced in China with Armenian inscriptions, monograms and heraldic devices. Although rare, this little-studied group helps raise a number of questions on the objects themselves and also on their patrons, predominantly members of the Armenian diaspora living in the Qajar and Ottoman Empires and also in Europe.

Dr Manginis has a PhD from SOAS, and has taught various graduate and post-graduates courses, as well as being a tutor on the postgraduate diploma course, and has worked on innumerable museum collections in Greece

Organiser: Professor Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Contact email: RosalindHaddon@gmail.com