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Lectures & Panels

The Gardiner’s lectures and panels draws on new insights into ceramics from the perspectives of artists, authors, critics, and scholars.

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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Painted on Porcelain: A Canadian Odyssey

In 1862, Viscount Milton and Dr. Walter Cheadle embarked on a journey across Canada. Chief Curator Meredith Chilton traces the story of their remarkable odyssey and the Minton bone china dessert services that commemorated their adventure....


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Material Splendor in Renaissance Venice

At the crossroads of Europe and the Levant, Renaissance Venice was a centre of trade and a repository of goods from all over the world. This lecture will explore the place of ceramics among the luxuries found in the palaces...


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Kakiemon Craze: Europe’s Infatuation with Japanese Porcelain

Kakiemon porcelain caused a sensation when it arrived in Europe in the 17th century. Errol Manners discusses how Kakiemon swept Europe and the many attempts to copy and even fake it....