BiographyDr Stacey Pierson is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Ceramics at SOAS, University of London. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in this subject as well as the history of Chinese art and the history of collecting and display. She has published widely in both subject areas and also curates exhibitions including the recent Academics, Agents and Activists: the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1916-2016. From 1995-2007 she was Curator of the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, also at SOAS, which housed one of the most important collections of Chinese ceramics in the world. An exhibition on the Ming vase at this museum inspired the recent book From Object to Concept: Global Consumption and the Transformation of Ming Porcelain (Hong Kong University Press, 2013). She also edits the annual journal Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society (London) which has been published since 1921.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
World ceramic history
History of collecting and collections
History of display and exhibitions