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Pre Wedgwood International Seminar

Pre Wedgwood International Seminar
Programme 26
th - 27th April 2016
Tuesday 26
th April.


Arrive in London no later than evening of Tuesday 26
th April

OVERNIGHT STAY in the

Durrants Hotel
George Street
,
LONDON
. W1H 5BJ
TEL:44(0)2079358131
FAX: 44(0)2074873510
EMAIL:
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www.durrantshotel.co.uk


Wednesday 27th April.

9.30 Depart from Hotel (with luggage)

10.00 Arrive at Victoria & Albert Museum,

Special guided visit to the ceramic collections of the V&A by Rebecca Wallis, Curator, Ceramics and Glass Collection, Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass.

Opportunity to view, with Rebecca Wallis, the
Newly opened Europe 1600 -1815 Gallery
In Europe 1600-1815 over 1100 objects from the V&A’s collections of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design are displayed in a suite of seven galleries. The collection comprises some of the most magnificent works held by the V&A, including spectacular examples of textiles and fashion, painting and sculpture, ceramics and glass, furniture and metalwork, prints and books. Many objects were made in Europe by its finest artists and craftsmen for the period’s most discerning leaders of taste such as Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great and Napoleon.

And/or

Special temporary exhibition ‘
Botticelli Reimagined’
This innovative exhibition will explore the enduring impact of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) from the Pre-Raphaelites to today. The exhibition is organised by the V&A and the Gemäldegalerie –Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

12.30
travel by coach to The Moat House Hotel, Etruria, Stoke- on-Trent

4.00 Registration

Afternoon WIS Board Meeting

7.00 Hot Fork Buffet at The Moat House Hotel

Wedgwood International Seminar
Programme 28
th – 30th April 2016
Thursday 28
th April


8.15 Pick up from Moat House Hotel

9.00 WELCOME
Mickey Hightower Wedgwood International Seminar President
Mike Cozens Wedgwood Museum
CEO WWRD

9.15 Lecture 1

“Staffordshire cream coloured earthenware - setting the scene” -- Pat Halfpenny, Curator Emerita, Ceramics & Glass at Winterthur Museum and Ceramics Consultant

10.00 COFFEE

10.20 Lecture 2

“Wedgwood’s 18th century Queen’s ware & Royal patronage” -- Gaye Blake-Roberts, Curator, Wedgwood Museum

11.10 Lecture 3

“The West Midlands Enlightenment and Industrialization: Wedgwood and the Region” -- Dr. Malcolm Dick, Department of History, Birmingham University

12.00 Lecture 4

“The Importance of the canals to the transportation of pottery” -- Lucy Lead, Archivist, Wedgwood Museum

1.00 Buffet LUNCH in the Darwin Suite

2.00 Lecture 5

“A curious Choice for the Table: Wedgwood’s Caneware” -- David Prendergast, Former Deputy Director of the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London.

2.50 Afternoon Activities Wedgwood behind the scenes archive visit

(Tea/ Coffee available)

View the redisplayed Wedgwood museum collection
Factory Tour
Worlds of Wedgwood
Throw a pot/ decorate a plate

5.30 Return to Moat House to change for dinner

7.00 Coach pick up at Moat House

7.30 Champagne Reception at WORLD OF WEDGWOOD

8.00 WELCOME DINNER at WORLD OF WEDGWOOD

After Dinner Speaker- Eric Knowles, BBC ‘Antiques Roadshow’ ceramics expert, author of numerous ceramic and decorative art books, Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and well known broadcaster.

10.30 Return to Moat House Hotel

Friday, 29th April

8.15 Pick up from Moat House Hotel

9.00 Lecture 6

“Blue and White Wedgwood printed ceramics” -- Rebecca Wallis, Curator, Ceramics and Glass Collection Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

9.50 Lecture 7

“Victorian Culture- The Staffordshire Connections” -- Professor David Amigoni, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Keele University

10.40 COFFEE & pastries

11.00 Lecture 8

“‘Fit for a Gentleman’- The creation of Etruria Hall” -- Thea Randall, Former Staffordshire County Archivist

11.35 Lecture 9

“Wedgwood and the Classical and Arcadian Influence of the Country House” -- Gareth Williams, Curator & head of Learning to the Weston Park Foundation

12.25 Lecture 10

“Bitter Sweet- Josiah Wedgwood & other British Potters response to sugar and slavery in the 18th & 19th centuries” -- Jonathan Gray, Author, lecturer and specialist on English and Welsh ceramics

1.10 Lecture 11

“The 18th century British Tea Ceremony A business opportunity for Wedgwood” -- Robin Emmerson, Curator Emeritus, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Liverpool and Chairman of Northern Ceramic Society

2.00 Afternoon Activity

Wedgwood tea story, tasting and afternoon tea experience including presentations from Spicer our tea importer and supplier

5.30 Return to Moat House to change for dinner

7.00 Coach pick up at Moat House for Dinner at The Sheet Anchor

10.00 Return to Moat House Hotel

Saturday, 30th April

8.15 Pick up from Moat House Hotel

9.00 Lecture 12

“’Emulation is the sincerest form of flattery’ – Meissen & Sèvres copies of Wedgwood” -- Rebecca Klarner, Collections and Curatorial Services Officer, Wedgwood Museum

9.50 Lecture 13

“The Design Studio – a personal perspective of the 1960’s” -- David Puxley, Wedgwood’s first studio potter

10.40 COFFEE

11.00 Lecture 14

“The 1879 Sydney International Exhibition” -- Colin Jones, Researcher, collector and author

11.30 Lecture 15

“Wedgwood - designs for the future Angela Hull” (To be held in the Wedgwood Design Centre) -- WWRD designer

12.00 Lunch in the Dining Hall

1.30 Lecture 16

“Industrial publishing & Ralph Wedgwood” -- Professor Caroline Archer, Birmingham University

2.30 Lecture 17

“Wedgwood & the Lunar Men” -- Jenny Uglow, Biographer, historian, critic and publisher

3.30 Afternoon Activity

Opportunity to revisit aspects of World of Wedgwood, Museum Galleries and time for personal shopping

5.00 Return to Moat House Hotel

7.30 Evening Cocktail Reception

8.00 Annual Banquet at the Moat House Hotel

Wedgwood Society announcements & international round up

Wedgwood International Seminar
Optional Programme for Sunday, 1
st May 2016

Sunday, 1st May

Return to London

10.00 Pick up from Moat House Hotel to travel to London

Free time in London with opportunity to return & spend time in the V&A exhibitions

OVERNIGHT STAY in the

Durrants Hotel
George Street
LONDON W1H 5BJ
TEL:44(0)2079358131
FAX: 44 (0)20 7487 3510
EMAIL:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.durrantshotel.co.uk

DEPARTURE NEXT DAY or continue to STAY IN LONDON

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