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The Craft of Tea 1660-2024

A Chitra Collection Exhibition in partnership with the Goldsmiths’ Centre

1/5/24 – 27/6/2024

Heritage Open Days: Guided tours of the Chitra Collection

Join an exclusive guided tour of the collection


TEA: Nature, Culture, Society 1650-1850

The Linnean Society of London Conference

22/06/2022 – 24/06/2022

Online Lunchtime Talks: Snapshots in the global history of tea

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A Tea Journey: From the mountains to the table

06/07/2019 From Saturday 6 July to Sunday 22 September 2019, twenty four objects from the Chitra Collection – our largest […]

Louis Philippe and Versailles

From 6th October 2018 to 4th Feburary 2019, two royal Sèvres tea sets from the Chitra Collection were on display at the Palace of Versailles as part of a major exhibition devoted to Louis Philippe I. The exhibition shed light on Louis Philippe’s decision to convert the former royal residence of Versailles into a museum dedicated to the history of France…

The Chitra Collection at Chiswick House

On 21st-22nd April 2018, in celebration of National Tea Day, a number of objects from the Chitra Collection were displayed in the Upper Tribunal at Chiswick House, offering visitors an opportunity to explore the global history of tea. Through a selection of some of the finest and most historically significant pieces in the collection, the exhibition shed light on tea culture in China, Japan, Europe, America and Russia from the 12th to the 21st century…

Hidden Treasures, The Chitra Collection at Christie’s King Street

In March 2018, a selection of historic teawares from the Chitra Collection were exhibited at Christie’s King Street Galleries in London. The display formed part of ‘Hidden treasures’, a Christie’s Late event which focused on historic collections, interiors and homes. Accompanied by Newby’s luxury tearoom, a selection of 12 objects from the Chitra Collection dazzled and delighted visitors, offering an insight into tea’s cultural and artistic heritage…

The Chitra Collection at LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair

From 13th-18th September 2016, a selection of notable pieces from the Chitra Collection went on display at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in central London. This is the first time that The Chitra Collection had been on public display in the UK…

Exhibition at the National Museum of Kazakhstan

In 2015, the first public exhibition of The Chitra Collection was held at the National Museum of Kazakhstan in Astana. The grand opening of the exhibition was attended by a number of prominent figures from business, politics and international affairs, who joined Founder of The Chitra Collection, Nirmal Sethia, and his family, to appreciate a selection of almost 100 of its notable pieces. Attracting in excess of 400,000 visitors…