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Readers in KL may be interested in the talk given by Rose Kerr of the Victoria and Alberta Museum at the Southeast Asian Ceramics Society West Malaysian Chapter meeting on Thursday.

Expert to talk on South-East Asian treasures at V&A
The Star, 05 March 2012

World-renowned East Asian art expert Rose Kerr will be in Kuala Lumpur to speak about South-East Asian treasures displayed at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, including a 17th century jar from Sarawak.

The crackle-glazed storage jar from Sarawak was recently identified by Chinese archaeologists as being a type made at kilns in Fujian.

Formerly the V&A’s keeper of the Far Eastern Department, Kerr is a distinguished authority in the world of Asian antiquities and explained in an e-mail interview: “A thorough investigation of the V&A’s historical papers and archives revealed letters and documents relating to how and where the pieces were acquired and the personalities involved in their acquisition.

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