About the lectures and Evening courses

The Friends of the Sèvres Museum Society organize monthly lectures from January to June and in December, and when necessary on-line lectures. Moreover, since 2015 the Society proposes a cycle of Evening courses on the history and techniques of ceramics.

Monthly lectures

The Society gathers 7 times a year, generally in the premises of Sèvres, Manufacture & Musée nationaux, 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 2020Lectures reports are proposed.

On-line lectures

In consideration of the difficulty of organizing lectures since March 2020 due to the sanitary constraints, the FSMS decided to propose on-line lectures called “Conversations céramiques”, starting in October 2020. Organized by Catherine Trouvet, they take place on Mondays from 7 to 8 pm Paris time, from October 19 to December 14, 2020.

You are invited to discover the programme in the Chapter  On-line lectures

Evening courses on ceramics

The FSMS set up in 2015, with the support of Sèvres, National Manufactory & Museum, 4-year cycles of courses and lectures 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 in French by curators and specialists in the domain. 

The first cycle was organized from 2015 to 2018.

A new 4-year cycle of courses for the period 2019-2022 took place in September – December 2019.

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