SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, 22 May 2024, 18:00PM (BST)

In the course of the eighteenth century, nothing was too outlandish and Europe succumbed to a highly contagious porcelain fever. It is the thrilling story of the birth of European porcelain, told by two iconic figures of this turbulent time: Augustus the Strong (1670-1733), and Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764). For the exhibition, the museum at Princessehof was able to draw on the abundant ceramics collections of the Porzellansammlung in Dresden, Musée national de Céramique in Sèvres, and others. More than 150 objects of unparalleled quality are showcased for the first time in the Netherlands. In this living room lecture, Denise and Laura talk you through the exhibition and the choices they made.

Join Denise Campbell, Curator of Asian Ceramics, and Laura Smeets, Curator of European Ceramics at the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics (The Netherlands), in an exhilararing travel around Meissen and Sèvres.


Living Room Lecture:

Porcelain fever; The white gold of Augustus the Strong and Madame de Pompadour

Denise Campbell and  Laura Smeets, Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, The Netherlands

Time: Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 18:00PM London, UK (BST)


Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.