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This Perfume burner and egg steamer, Sevres soft-paste porcelain, 1759, is featured in Professor Dame Rosalind Savill’s talk ‘The perfumed atmosphere of a lady’s chamber’ at the Haughton International Seminar. © The Wallace Collection, London.

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The two-day event runs from June 24-25 with the subject Secrets of the Bedroom & The Boudoir at The British Academy. Planned topics include textiles, intimate dining and items used for hygiene and health.

Among the speakers are Rosalind Savill, former director of the Wallace Collection, speaking on the use of Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain for the lady’s bedchamber, and Meredith Chilton, curator emerita at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, presenting Diners à Deux: Intimate dinners with Casanova.

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Pug and puppy, Johann Joachim Kandler, Meissen, 1744, is featured in A life without pugs is possible but pointless – dogs at Court life by Dr Katharina Hantschmann at the Haughton International Seminar. © Bayerisches Nationalmuseum Foto Bastian Krack.

For dog lovers, Katharina Hantschmann of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum offers A Life without Pugs is possible but pointless – dogs at court life.

Booking is open and can be accessed through the Haughton’s website.