SOAS Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Stacey Pierson (School of Arts)

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5:30 pm
Brunei Gallery
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
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About this event

In our Summer inaugural lecture, we welcome Professor Stacey Pierson, whose lecture will investigate ways in which fragments of Chinese porcelain, whether formed by accident or intent, have been reused in global design and artistic contexts from the fifteenth century to the present day. 

With examples ranging from the garden rooms of Lisbon, to new vessels produced in the Ottoman court workshops and the ‘weaving’ of a porcelain polo shirt by a contemporary Chinese artist, this lecture will reveal the surprisingly long and global history of the reuse, refashioning and upcycling of broken Chinese porcelain.


5:30pmProfessor Laura HammondWelcome and introduction
5:35pmMs Rosemary ScottTestimonial
5:40pmProfessor Stacey PiersonInaugural lecture 
6:10pmProfessor Laura HammondClosing remarks

About the speaker

Professor Stacey Pierson

Professor Stacey Pierson was made Professor of the History of Chinese Ceramics in 2022. She first joined SOAS as Assistant Curator of the Percival David Foundation in 1995, becoming Curator in 1998. 

While working at the museum she was awarded a doctorate by the University of Sussex with a dissertation on the history of Chinese art in the museum and academia, supervised by Craig Clunas. She joined the Art and Archaeology Department in 2007 and has continued to curate exhibitions and publish widely on aspects of Chinese ceramics and histories of collecting. 

SOAS Inaugural Lecture Series

The SOAS Inaugural Lecture Series recognises that research is an integral part of university life, and offers a platform for newly appointed and promoted professors to share their significant contributions to their field while also showcasing the overall strength, depth and vitality of research at SOAS.

This event is free of charge and open to SOAS staff and students, as well as the general public.