Modern and Contemporary Sèvres: Innovation Through Tradition

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Modern and Contemporary Sèvres: Innovation Through Tradition

Modern and Contemporary Sèvres: Innovation Through Tradition

Dates: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 June 2021
Times: 11.00–13.00 BST
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Elisabeth Bogdan
Level: All Levels

Course Description: The Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres is associated with 18th century technical and aesthetic innovative brilliance, and the Wallace Collection holds one of its most comprehensive and important historic collections. Moving beyond the Wallace Collection’s Rococo and Neoclassical porcelain, this course will consider the Factory’s more recent history during the 20th century and beyond the millennium. We’ll explore the Sèvres of the Art Nouveau to Art Deco period, which secured it as a major modern manufacturing leader of taste, luxury and dynamic innovation. We’ll also consider how early 20th-century commitment to both tradition and modernity continued after the Second World War – and how today, Sèvres’s exciting and rotating portfolio of international contemporary art, design and retail collaborations is a testament to it remaining at the forefront of innovation and cultural relevance.

Read the full course description here.

Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for both dates of this course. Ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing both sessions.

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Following each session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
23/06/2021 11:00 13:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £35
Online Course (Concession) £32
Online Course (Member) £30
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