Slovenski etnografski muzej

Alma M. Karlin (NUK)
Datum objave 
18. September 2019

International Symposium From Centre to Periphery: Collecting Chinese Objects in Comparative Perspective

19–22 September 2019, Slovene Ethnographic Museum  

The symposium is conceived as a response to the challenge of situating the history of the collecting of Chinese and other East Asian objects and of their cultural connotations in the global context. The collections of Central and Eastern European regions and the interconnection of such collections at the periphery with the major collections in larger centres are the focus of the symposium. This could further shed light on the understanding of the orientalist discourses in areas that were not part of the former colonial centres.

Keynote Speakers

Stacey Pierson is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her areas of specialization include ceramic history (China) and the history of collecting and display.

Hans Bjarne Thomsen is a Professor and Chair for East Asian Art History at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich as well as the Secretary of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology.

Symposium Programme:   


The registration will open on Thursday, 19 September, at 13:00 at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum (Administration building). No conference fee.


Slovene Ethnographic Museum (SEM), Administration building

Metelkova ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana

The symposium is jointly organized by the following institutions:


Chief Organizers: 

The symposium is financially supported by the Taiwanese Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCK) for scholarly exchange and the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS). It is organized as part of the project East Asian Collections in Slovenia: Inclusion of Slovenia in the Global Exchanges of Objects and Ideas with East Asia (2018-2021) (no. J7-9429), funded by the Slovenian Research Agency.