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China at Sèvres : the Chinese collection of the National Museum of Ceramics

Stéphanie Brouillet

Since its founding at the beginning of the 19th century, the National Museum of Ceramics in Sèvres houses many ceramics from China. Composed mainly of pieces dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Chinese collections of the Museum are very varied: exceptional antique pieces, works of art coming from the imperial workshops and ethnological pieces collected in the 19th century. But the particularity of this collection lies in the fact that it constitutes a directory of the ceramic techniques used by Chinese potters, at the service of the National Manufactory of Sèvres workshops, which have been able to draw inspiration from them at a technical level as well as a formal or decorative one.



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Stéphanie Brouillet

After studying History of Art at the School of the Louvre and the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre Défense, and having gained a Masters in the Management of Cultural Enterprises at the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po), Stéphanie Brouillet joined the National Heritage Institute in 2010. In 2011, she was put in charge of the Far East collections of the National Museum of Ceramics in Sèvres. Since 2013, she also takes care of the Islamic, African and American collections. She is interested in Chinese and Japanese decorative arts and their influence on European production. In 2015, she curated an exhibition devoted to Korean collections in France, a topic on which she is writing a thesis under preparation at the University of Paris I Panthéon - Sorbonne.