TALK: ‘Ceramic Masterpieces of the V&A’ with Dr Antonia Boström, Keeper of Sculpture

Friday 30 March, 6pm  Bookings

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s ceramics collections are unrivalled anywhere in the world. Encyclopaedic and global in scope, they encompass the history of fine ceramic production from about 2500 BC to the present day.  Join us on Friday 30 March for a talk with Dr Antonia Boström, Keeper of Sculpture at the V&A, with a chance to have supper in our new The Mess restaurant afterwards.

Antonia returned to the V&A in January 2016 as Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass, having spent almost twenty years working in American art museums. She started her early museum career at the V&A in the National Art Library and the Sculpture Department, and then worked in art publishing on the Grove Dictionary of Art, and as curator of the permanent collections of the Royal Academy of Art. Having completed her doctoral dissertation in 1996 she joined the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where she co-authored the Catalogue of Italian Sculpture at the Detroit Institute of Arts (2003). In 2004 she moved to the J. Paul Getty Museum as Senior Curator and Head of the Sculpture & Decorative Arts Department and led the reinstallation of permanent collection galleries, the installation of the Fran and Ray Stark Collection of Outdoor Sculpture, and curated several exhibitions, including ‘Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution,’ and ‘Messerschmidt and Modernity’. She moved from the Getty to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City in 2013 as Director of Curatorial Affairs.

Antonia holds BA (Hons) and PhD degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialized in the collecting and display of Florentine Mannerist sculpture. She has published widely on sculpture, and is editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Sculpture (2004). She is the V&A nominated trustee to the Gilbert Collection and to Museums Sheffield.

If you wish to join us for supper after the talk, tickets are strictly limited so please book early!


Any dietary requirements please make an enquiry at or telephone 01747 445042.

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