5 March: A Thousand Years of Jars – The Collection of Stoneware Jars in the Princessehof Museum

In this lecture, Dr Eva Stroeber discusses the “Martaban”, the intriguing, huge storage jars from China and other Asian countries, their history of origin, variety, function and the travels they made. The lecture is organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies.

13.30-16.00 hrs

Princessehof Museum
Grote Kerkstraat 11

Access to the lecture is free, but registration is required. Please email: h.m.van.der.minne@iias.nl


13.30  Reception in the Atelier with coffee/tea and “oranjekoek”
14.00  Lecture by Eva Stroeber
15.00  Free entry to the museum (note: holders of the “museumkaart’’ are kindly requested to show their card at the museum desk).

After the lecture there will be an opportunity to see and discuss the jar collection of the Museum.

Eva Stroeber

Dr Stroeber studied Chinese Studies, East Asian art history, philosophy and comparative religion in Germany and Taiwan, and received her PhD on late Qing Buddhism. After years teaching and travelling, she worked as a curator for East Asia porcelain at the Porcelain Collection in Dresden, Germany. She is currently the curator for Asian ceramics at the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

Eva Stroeber has written numerous articles, books  and exhibition catalogues on East Asian art, some together with Lukas Kraemer. The range of publications include the catalogue of the Dresden Porcelain Collection “La Maladie de porcelain…” East Asian Porcelain from the Collection of Augustus the Strong (Leipzig 201), Ostasiatika: Sammlungskataloge des Herzog Anton Ulrich Museums Braunschweig (Braunschweig 2002), Symbols on Chinese Porcelain. 10 000 times Happiness (Stuttgart 2011), and Ming. Porcelain for a Globalized Trade (Stuttgart 2013). She is currently doing research on the important collections of Zhangzhou (Swatow)ware and martaban jars in the Princessehof Museum. 

Last Modified: 03-03-2016