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Porcelain Circling the Globe

The Porzellansammlung Dresden will be hosting the international conference “Porcelain Circling the Globe. International Trading Structures and the East Asia Collection of Augustus the Strong (1670–1733)” in Dresden, Germany, on 13-14 June 2018. Speakers include scholars from China, Japan, the Netherlands, France, and Germany.


Registration closed

Due to the high response since March 1st, registration for the conference can no longer be accepted.


Over two days, the conference will discuss the porcelain trade conducted by individual dealers working outside of the dominant trading companies in the 17th and 18th centuries. It will focus on private networks in and beyond Asia, and the emergence of collecting East Asian art in Europe. The conference will discuss the extent and importance of these private networks, and will debate the phenomenon of trading and collecting East Asian objects from both the traders’ as well as the collectors’ perspectives, with the purpose of investigating interactions between agents from different cultures and backgrounds. The conference is part of the research project “Microstructures of Global Trade. East Asian Porcelain in the Collection of Augustus the Strong in the Context of the Museum Inventories of the 18th Century”, sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation).

Wednesday, 13 – Thursday, 14 June 2018

Conference Program

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Porzellansammlung der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden:
Julia Weber (director), Cora Würmell (curator), Christiaan Jörg (academic supervisor),
Ruth Sonja Simonis (research associate)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

The welcome reception is sponsored by:
Freundeskreis der Dresdner Prozellansammlung im Zwinger e.V.

Registration Fee:
Day 1: 15,00 €
Day 2: 10,00 €
Combination Ticket: 20€
Registration will be possible as of March 1.


Further documents

Conference Outline


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