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11 Feb 2021 Illustrated Online Talk – Commerce, Creativity and Collaboration

Thursday 11 February, 7.15 pm ‘Commerce, Creativity and Collaboration: the story of Royal Worcester and the Islamic world’ online talk by Fuchsia Hart

Join us for some fascinating insights into Worcester porcelain’s inspiration and lively interactions with the world of Islam – from Arabic inscriptions on an 1820 breakfast service created by Chamberlains for the Nawab of the Carnatic, Azam Jah, to richly gilded 20th Century dinner services commissioned from Royal Worcester by rulers of the Gulf states. Not forgetting George Owen’s iconic reticulated late-19th Century vases which adapt the shapes of Indian and Middle Eastern vessels as their silhoutte.

Fuchsia Hart, PhD candidate at the Khalili Research Centre University of Oxford, and former Research Assistant for the upcoming Iran Exhibition at the V&A,was supported by the Islamic Art and Culture Subject Specialist Network to spend time with our collections and archives. She has translated Arabic inscriptions on the porcelain and pattern book designs and identified rare books in the archive that brought early illustrations of Islamic objects collected by the V&A to the factory’s design library in the 19th Century

This event is free but you need to book your place so we can send you the zoom link, a donation to support the Museum’s work is welcomed – suggested amount £5-£10 – add a donation at checkout or via our Virgin Money Giving page here to donate click here 

The link to join the lecture will be sent out closer to the event itself, you need to have an email address to receive the link.  If you have not used zoom before the link will invite you to download the application when you click on it.