Event programme 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Ming: Beyond Porcelain
This lecture explores the splendour of Ming China in the years AD 1400-1450 – the subject of this autumn’s The BP exhibition, Ming: 50 years that changed China at the British Museum.

Jessica Harrison-Hall, Project Curator, British Museum
12.30pm – 1.30pm          

Asiatic themes in Mamluk and Ottoman Tiles from Damascus (1400-1800)
This little-studied field of architectural ceramic decoration in Syria exhibits a rich range of influences from across Asia.

Arthur Millner, specialist and writer in Indian and Islamic Art                             2.30pm – 3.30pm            

Thursday 6 November 2014

The BADA Lecture 2014: Over the Top? The Image of War.
This lecture will demonstrate that the great art commissioning schemes of the World Wars were a symbol of civilised values,producing an extraordinary range of visual art styles and forms.

Andrew Sim, Sim Fine Art
12.00pm – 1.00pm    

For tickets contact Anne Green
E: anne@bada.org | T: +44(0)20 7581 5259   

A Victorian Obsession: Bringing the Pérez Simón collection to
Leighton House Museum

This lecture will explore the curation aspects of A Victorian Obsession, the forthcoming exhibition at Leighton House which will showcase the largest private collection of Victorian art outside the UK.

Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator, Leighton House Museum
2.30pm – 3.30pm                             

Highlights tours - discover the wealth of treasures at the fair.

Independant art consultant Vanessa Curry will be hosting a series of daily tours, that will highlight the wealth of treasures that can be seen at the fair. Themes will include Jewellery and Accessories, 200 years of furniture design from 1770 to 1970, as well as general show tours, will ensure that there is something for everyone.

Daily at 2.30pm from Tuesday 4 November – Sunday 9 November

Tuesday 4 and Friday 7 November 2014
Jewellery and Accessories: we will explore 12-15 objects of beauty at the fair, including picture frames, trinkets, mosaic work and enamel work, exploring who's who in antique jewellery and accessories and how to spot the great items from the good. 

Wednesday 5 and Saturday 8 November 2014
Highlights: this tour will encompass 8-10 exemplary pieces available to purchase at the fair, whilst considering maker, provenance and how to assess price.

Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 November 2014
1770 to 1970: 200 years of furniture design explored. From the later Georgian era to Post-Modernism, this tour will consider how to spot quintessential pieces from each era.  We will also think about how to mix these pieces with modern and contemporary interiors. 

All events are free of charge with a valid ticket to the fair unless otherwise stated.