About the Monthly lectures and Evening courses

The Friends of the Sèvres Museum Society organize two types of activities : monthly lectures from January to June and in December, and since 2015 a cycle of Evening courses on the history and techniques of ceramics from September to December.

Monthly lectures

The Society gather 7 times a year in the premises of the Cité de la céramique in Sèvres, to attend lectures (in French), followed by a cocktail with the lecturer. Highly attended, lectures also provide members with time and place to meet and exchange in a convivial and informal manner.

From 1985 till 2018, 226 personalities, museum curators, specialists and collectors have been invited as lecturers by the FSMS.

Entrance fee of €11 per lecture (€16 for a couple), possibility for the FSMS Members to take out a season subscription.

Please, consult the yearly programs of lectures from 2005 to 2019Lectures reports are proposed.

Evening courses on ceramics

The FSMS set up in 2015, with the support of Cité de la céramique – Sèvres & Limoges, a 4-year cycle of courses and lectures in French on the history and techniques of ceramics. This activity is open to members and non members of the Friends of the Sèvres Museum Society. The lectures are given by curators and specialists in the domain. 

The first year (2015) was devoted to a general overview of the production of ceramics through the ages. The second year (2016) was focused on the ceramics produced in France in the 18th century. The third year (2017) was focused on the ceramics produced in France in the 19th century. The year 2018 was devoted to the modern and contemporary ceramics.

It is planned to start a new 4-year cycle of courses in September 2019.

You are invited to discover the programme in the Chapter Evening courses on ceramics