Dr Cinta Krahe, Chinese porcelain in Habsburg Spain


  • 5.15pm

  • Hunter Building, Hunter Lecture Theatre (017)
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

Presented by Dr Cinta Krahe (Universidad de Alcalá and Universidad Antonio de Nebrija)

Dr Cinta Krahe is a specialist in Chinese art, lecturing on “East Asian Decorative Arts” in the M.A Tasador de Antigüedades y Obras de Arte, Universidad Alcalá (2003-2017), and “East Asian Material Culture” at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid (2011-2017). Previously, she taught East Asian Art at the Escuela de Arte y Antigüedades de Madrid (1996-2003). 

She graduated in Art History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and holds an M.A in Chinese Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She undertook extensive archival research for her Ph.D at Leiden University about Chinese porcelain and other Orientalia and Exotica in Spain during the Habsburg dynasty, supervised by Prof. Dr. Christiaan Jörg (September, 2014). 

She was in charge of the catalogue of Chinese porcelain from the San Diego galleon in the Naval Museum (Madrid) and was one of the organizers of the exhibition Oriendo la Mirada: Arte Asiático en las colecciones públicas madrileñas in the Centro Cultural Conde Duque (2009, Madrid) which focused on East Asian Decorative Arts in Madrilenian public collections. She is part of the research group “Arts of Asia” (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), and has participated in numerous seminars, lectures and courses in different universities in Europe.

She has published a number of articles dealing with East Asian Art, Chinese ceramics in particular, and two books Chinese Porcelain in Habsburg Spain, published in 2016 by Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, and History of China from Zhengde (1506-21) to Qianlong (1736-95) (Madrid: Editorial Síntesis, 2017).

The talk is free and open to all. Drinks are served afterwards in the John Higgitt Gallery.

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