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Thursday, 6th November
9,000 Years of Chinese History

Carol Michaelson, Curator, Dept. of Asia, British Museum

The Hotung Gallery
Room 33
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Time: 1.15pm

Information: 020 7323 8423
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk


Friday 7th November
7,000 Years of Chinese Jade

Carol Michaelson, Curator, Dept. of Asia, British Museum

The Selwyn and Ellie Alleyne Gallery
Room 33b
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Time: 11.15am

Admission is free

Information: BM Education, tel.020 7323 8423


Saturday, 8th November
Power, Wealth and Art - The Mongol Patronage of Tibetan Culture
Exploring the various ways in which Mongol patronage influenced and promoted Tibetan art and culture over the centuries.

Robert Linroth, Zhao Feng and Leonard van der Kuijp.

Circle of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies
Philips Building Lecture Theatre
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Time: 10am-6pm
Tickets On the door or by email in advance from [email protected]

Information: Tel: Dr Ulrich Pagel, 020 7898 4782; [email protected]


Saturday, 8th November
Viewing Flowers - Looking at Colour in Textile Art

Gary Dickinson

Linda Wrigglesworth Ltd
34 Brook Street
London W1K 5DN

Time: 10am-12noon
Admission by reservation

Information: Linda Wrigglesworth, Gary Dickinson, 020 7408 0177
Web: http://www.lindawrigglesworth.com


Saturday, 8th November
Japanese Porcelain – Domestic or Imported (in English)

Dr Nicole Rousmanière, The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Room 92
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Time: 11.15am
Admission is free

Information: BM Education, 020 7323 8423
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk


Saturday, 8th November
Japanese Porcelain – Domestic or Imported (in Japanese)

Mrs Atsuko Kikuchi, The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Room 92
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Time: 1.15pm
Admission is free

Information: BM Education, 020 7323 8423
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk


Sunday, 9th November
Walking Through the Desert

Gary Dickinson

Linda Wrigglesworth Ltd
34 Brook Street
London W1K 5DN

Time: 11am-1pm
Admission by reservation

Informationl: Linda Wrigglesworth, Gary Dickinson, 020 7408 0177;
Web: http://www.lindawrigglesworth.com


Sunday, 9th November
Pabuji-ki-par - the Epic Storytelling Tradition of Rajasthan

Dr John Smith, Reader in Sanskrit, Cambridge University

Joss Graham
10 Eccleston Street
London SW1W 9LT

Time: 12 noon - 1pm
Admission by reservation only

Information: Joss Graham, 020 7730 4370


Sunday, 9th November
Kakiemon
Annual Oriental Ceramic Society lecture hosted by Christie’s

Dr Oliver Impey, formerly of the Ashmolean Museum

Christie's
8 King Street
London SW1Y 6QT

Time: 6pm
Admission is free

Information: Pat Frost, 020 7389 2572


Monday, 10th November
Discriminating Tastes - Aesthetics in Medieval Japan
Presented by The Japan Society, in association with Sotheby’s and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Dr Nicole Rousmanière, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Sotheby’s Olympia
Hammersmith Road
London W14 8UX

Time: 6.30pm (approx 40 mins)
Admission is free

Information: The Japan Society, 020 7828 6330
Web: http://www.japansociety.org.uk


Tuesday, 11th November
Korean Buddhist Art

Jane Portal, Dept. of Asia, British Museum

Room 67, British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Time: 11.15am
Admission is free

Information: BM Education, 020 7323 8423
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk


Tuesday, 11th November
The Admonitions Scroll, Asian Art, Modernity
A lecture exploring the role played by forms and images of the Admonitions Scroll in the history of modern East Asian art. This marks the publication of ‘First Masterpiece of Chinese Painting’ and ‘Gu Kaizhi and the Admonitions Scroll’ by Shane McCausland.

Shane McCausland, Research Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

The BP Lecture Theatre
Clore Centre, The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Time: 5.45-6.45pm
Admission is free

Information: Penelope Vogler, 020 7079 0942
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk


Tuesday, 11th November
Peaks and Porters - Ogre to Everest
Heroic tales of the Himalayan mountain porter, including Doug’s epic journey off the Ogre, along with Ben’s update on Nepali porter culture. In association with Porters’ Progress, Hopeful Home for Helpless Children and Orphans, Kathmandu.

Doug Scott CBE and Ben Ayers. Introduction by Sue Lloyd-Roberts.

Community Action Nepal
Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AR

Time: 7pm
Tickets, £10
Information: tel. 020 8870 2600


Wednesday, 12th November
Burmese Buddhist Art

Richard Blurton

The Hotung Gallery, Rm. 33
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Time: 11.15am
Admission is free

Information: BM Education, 020 7323 8423
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk


Wednesday, 12th November
The Great Game and Expeditions into Central Asia
The turbulence and ferocity of Tibet’s history is in strange contrast to its spiritual dynamism and aesthetic independence. Buddhist doctrines and imagery pervaded the country when Russian and British travelers arrived in the 19th century. The Anglo-Russian rivalry, known as ‘The Great Game’, developed as scholars and spies from each power juggled for entry and influence. In 1905 the Russian explorer Kozlov visited Mongolia and he retuned with two drawings of the thirteenth Dalai Lama. The circumstances of his visit are the subject of this lecture.

Dr Gennady Leonov, former Curator of Tibetan Art, The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

The Club Room
The Winter Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair
Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Hammersmith Road
London SW5 9TA

Time: 6.30pm
Tickets £10 each ( includes entry to the Fair)

Information: 0870 126 1726


Wednesday, 12th November
The Bagri Foundation Lecture. ‘Gods, Humans and Animals in the Ramayana
The last of a series of seven lectures during October on ‘Understanding Hinduism’.

Professor Wendy Doniger, The University of Chicago

Asia House
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
SOAS, University of London
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Time: 6.45-7.45pm
Admission is Free

Information: Katriana Hazell, Cultural Director, Asia House, 020 7499 1287
Web: http://www.asiahouse.org


Thursday, 13th November
Oriental Arms and Armour – Treasures in the Reserve Collection
The Wallace Collection is home to over 1000 items of Indo-Persian and Ottoman arms and armour of which about 300 are in store. These rarely seen items will be on view during a special tour.

David Edge, Armourer to the Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square
London W1U 3BN

Time: 11am
Admission is free

Information: David Edge, 020 7563 9518
Web: http://www.wallacecollection.org


Thursday, 13th November
7,000 years of Chinese Jade

Carol Michaelson, Dept. of Asia, British Museum

The Selwyn and Ellie Alleyne Gallery
Room 33b
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Time: 11.15am
Admission is free

Information: BM Education, 020 7323 8423
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk


Thursday, 13th November
The Universe in Miniature - Tombs in Ancient China

Professor Jessica Rawson, Warden, Merton College, Oxford

The Royal Asiatic Society
The Society of Antiquaries
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1V 0DS

Time: 6pm
Admission is free

Information: tel. 020 7724 4741
Web: http://www.royalasiaticsociety.org


Thursday, 13th November
Across the Himalayas – Buddhist India and Chinese Culture
Sun Shuyun, the author of ‘10,000 Miles Without a Cloud’, tells the remarkable historical, cultural and spiritual journey she undertook to retrace the steps of the Chinese monk Xuan Zang, who travelled to India in the 7th century, searching for true Buddhism.

Circle of Inner Asian Art, SOAS
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Admission is free

Information: CIAA, 020 7898 4464; email: [email protected]


Thursday, 13th November
The Annual Benjamin Zucker Lecture on Mughal Art
In this lecture, Professor Koch will present a new interpretation of one of the most famous buildings in the world, examining its architecture, symbolism and the interaction of the monument with the city of Agra.

The Lecture Theatre
(Exhibition Rd entrance)
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Lecture Theatre
(Exhibition Rd entrance)
London SW7 2RL

Time: 7:00-8:00pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Admission is free

Information: Susan Stronge, 020 7942 2322


Thursday, 13th November
The Lacquered Surface

Guest speaker

Gordon Reece Gallery
16 Clifford Street
London W1S 3RG

Time: 7.15-8.30pm
Admission is free

Information: Gordon Reece Gallery, tel. 020 7439 0007


Friday, 14th November
Impressed Clay - Buddhist Art from South and Southeast Asia

Richard Blurton

Hotung Gallery, Rm. 33
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Time: 11.15pm
Admission is free

Information: BM Education, 020 7323 8423
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk


Friday, 14th November
The Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Arts, Lecture I
Lectures on Watanabe Kazan, the late Edo philosopher and artist.

Presented by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in association with The Japan Society

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Admission is free, please reserve a place.

Information: Sainsbury Institute, 01603 624 349


Friday, 14th November
The Taj Mahal - The Masterpiece of the Days to Come

Professor Ebba Koch

The Victoria & Albert Museum
The Lecture Theatre
(Exhibition Rd entrance)
London SW7 2RL

Time: 7-8pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Admission is free

Information: Susan Stronge, tel. 020 7942 2322
Web: http://www.vam.ac.uk


Friday, 14th November
A Life of Enlightened Poverty
Lecture 1 in the series ‘Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Arts’,
entitled ‘Watanabe Kazan, Painter and Martyr’.

Professor Donald Keene

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Time: 6pm
Admission is free, please reserve a place

Information: Sainsbury Institute, tel.01603 624 349; email: [email protected]


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