Stacey Pierson is a scholar of the art history, archaeology and technology of Chinese ceramics, including export wares; the movement of Chinese ceramics and its impacts; the history of collecting Asian art and its display in Britain. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in this subject as well as the history of Chinese art and the history of collecting and display.
Pierson has published widely and curates exhibitions including the recent Academics, Agents and Activists: the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1916-2016. From 1995-2007 she was Curator of the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, also at SOAS, which housed one of the most important collections of Chinese ceramics in the world. An exhibition on the Ming vase at this museum inspired the recent book From Object to Concept: Global Consumption and the Transformation of Ming Porcelain (Hong Kong University Press, 2013). She also edits the annual journal Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society (London) which has been published since 1921.
This event is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession,” curated by Maureen Warren.
Sponsored in part by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and Krannert Art Museum