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From April 2009

New Display

Sir Percival David Collection of Chinese Art
A new state-of-the-art gallery and study centre at the British Museum, designed to house Sir Percival Davidís stellar collection of Chinese ceramics.

The British Museum
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

10am-5.30pm daily
Location: Room 95
Admission is free
T: +44 (0)20 7323 8000

www.britishmuseum.org


From May 2010

New Display

V&A Ceramics Galleries Phase II
The V & A's ceramics galleries have recently been completed with the addition of four new galleries organised by place and period of manufacture. They contain dense visble storage, labelled wall cases and study centre.

V&A
Level 6: Rooms 136-139
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Open 10.00-17.45 daily, Fri 10.00- 22.00
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
www.vam.ac.uk


6th May - 5th September 2010

Exhibition

The Printed Image in China from 8th to 21st Centuries
The exhibition presents a history of 1,300 years of Chinese printing using the Museum's collection, one of the finest and most comprehensive outside Asia.

The British Museum
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

10am-5.30pm daily
Location: Rooms 90 & 91
T: +44 (0)20 7323 8181

www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk


Now until January 2011

Exhibition

Indian Armies, Indian Art: Soldiers, Collectors and Artists 1780-1880
Featuring beautiful artworks from the National Army Museum's collection, Indian Armies, Indian Art explores the cultural exchange between the British and India in the 18th and 19th centuries.

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road,
Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

Open daily 10.00- 17.30
Admission free
T: 0207 730 0717

www.national-army-museum.ac.uk


Now until 2013

Exhibition

Korea: The Cold War's Hot War
Marking the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, this display examines the role of the British Army during the first and only UN war to date.

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road,
Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

Open daily 10.00- 17.30
Admission free
T: 0207 730 0717

www.national-army-museum.ac.uk


9 September 2010 - April 2010

Exhibition

The Road to Kabul: British Armies in Afghanistan 1839-1919
Examine the history and legacies of the First, Second and Third Afghan Wars and explore dramatic personal stories of those involved.  See paintings of the current conflict in Afghanistan by war artist Matthew Cook.

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road,
Chelsea, London SW3 4H

Open daily 10.00- 17.30
Admission is free
T: 0207 730 0717

www.national-army-museum.ac.uk


From 18th September 2009

New Galleries

Ceramics Galleries
New galleries showcasing over 3300 international ceramics from the earliest Chinese pottery to contemporary art.

V&A
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

10am-6pm daily, Fri 10am-10pm
Location: Level 6, Rooms 140-146
Admission is free
 T: +44 (0)20 7942 2000
www.vam.ac.uk


12th October 2011-25th April 2011

Commission

The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will undertake the eleventh commission in the Unilever Series for the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern.

Tate Modern
53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Open daily 10.00- 18.00
Friday and Saturday until 22.00
Admission Free
T: 0207 887 8888

www.tate.org.uk/modern


14th October - 15th December 2010

Exhibition

Scales
Naoya Hatakeyama is one of Japan's leading photographers. The exhibition will showcase his masterworks, Scales, commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), which explores the concepts of scale and perception of reality through architectural models.

The Daiwa-Anglo Japanese Foundation
Daiwa Foundation Japan House,
13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP

9.30-17.00 Mon-Fri
Admission is free
T +44 (0)207 486 2914

www.dajf.org.uk


30th October 2010

Demonstration

Japanese Lacquer Demonstration
A rare opportunity to see lacquer demonstrations from Takashi Wakamiya and three other lacquer artists from Wajima. Focusing on the maki-e (sprinkled picture) and chinkin (incised gold) techniques along with related videos.

The Sackler Centre, Art Studio
V&A
Cromwell Road,
London, SW7 2RL

11.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00
Admission is free.
T: +44 (0)207 942 2000
www.vam.ac.uk


3rd November 2010

Launch

China Heritage International Launch at SOAS
The exhibition will present Asain paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs and other works of art drawn from the British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and private collections.  Focusing on the themes of the tiger as symbols of power and protection, this exhibition will cover both historical and contemporary works of art selected from across many Asian countries.

Asia House
63 New Cavendish St,
London W1G 7LP

10.00-18.00 Monday - Saturday. Sunday closed.
Admission free
T: 0207 307 5454

www.asiahouse.org


6th November 2010

Study Day

Budhist Beliefs and Sculpture
This event will explore how the beliefs of Buddhism have found expression through the sculptural traditions of Asia. The programme will include five talks and a guided tour of the V&A's newly-opened Buddhist Sculpture Gallery. Speakers include John Guy (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Cynthia Bogel (University of Washington), Catherine Tsiang (University of Chicago) and John Clarke (V&A). 

V&A
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

10.00- 16.45
£46 full price, £37/£5 concessions:
T: +44 (0)207 942 2211 or
www.vam.ac.uk


11th November

One-day course

Maharaja. The Splendour of India's Royal Courts
With Dr Iain Robertson
This one-day course examines Contemporary Chinese art and its performance since 1960. As China's art market has rapidly evolved over the past few decades, the course explores Chinese art at auction. The lectures will also highlight the distinction between art produced for Chinese taste and overseas collectors.  The sessions will be complimented by visits to galleries during London's annual Asian Art in London events.

Sotheby's Institute of Art
30 Bedford Sq, London WC1B 3EE

10.00-17.00
Price: £195 (£175 if booked by 11th October)
Contact: Gillian Mcllwaine
T: +44 (0)20 7462 2490


11th November 2010

Practical Demonstration

Kiri Bako: The Traditional Japanese Craft of Box-making
With Simon Fleury, Conservation Department, V&A.
The traditional Japanese craft of kiri bako; fine cabinets and boxes for the storage of precious objects. A look at the craftsmen, tools, techniques and kiri wood tree.

The Sackler Centre, Art Studio
V&A

Cromwell Road,
London, SW7 2RL

14.00-15.30
Admission is free. Booking required:
T: +44 (0)207 942 2081 or
www.vam.ac.uk


13th November 2010

Festival

Diwali Celebrations
Discover more about the Moon and its significance at Diwali with a day of music, dance, planetarium shows and creative workshops for all the family. Take an incredible Dawli-themed tour of the moon, the solar system and distant stars in London's only planetarium. Enjoy an evening of star-gazing including a planetarium show and telescopes for further observing. In collaboration Emergency Exit Arts and Akademi.

Cross-currents: Asian heritage events
National Maritime Museum
Romney Road
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

From 11.30
Admission is Free
Book on T: +44 (0)208 312 6608
www.nmm.ac.uk/crosscurrents
www.nmm.ac.uk


13th November 2010

Study Day

Tiger Symbolism in Asian Religion
To celebrate the exhibition The Tiger in Asian Art this study day will explore the significance of the tiger as an enduring symbol in Asian religion. With lectures from Martin Palmer, John Carpenter, Zara Fleming, Anna Dallapiccola and Susan Conway.

Asia House
63 New Cavendish St,
London W1G 7LP

9.45-16.00
Tickets £35/ £25 Asia House members & concessions
T: 0207 307 5454 

www.asiahouse.org


14th - 17th February 2011

Short Course

Pre-Islamic Central Asia
Covering the millennium up to 8th century CE, the course will explore the nomadic imprint and the legacies of the great classical civilizations of Greece, Rome, Persia, India and China that together contributed to the rich artistic life of Central Asian civilisations. Conquest, trade and religion, especially Buddhism, will form the backdrop to the cultural and artistic exchange as expressed in sculpture, painting, metalwork, architecture and textiles.

SOAS
School of Oriental & African Studies,
Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq,
London WC1H 0XG

10am-5.pm daily
Price: £540
Contact Denise Acford T: +44 (0)20 7898 4451


31st May - 3rd June 2011

Short Course

Pre-Islamic Central Asia
This course will begin with the Arab conquest in the 7th and 8th centuries CE and the extended process of Islamisation of Central Asia. Artistic innovation and accomplishments in fields including architecture, ceramics, metalwork and book illustration will be identified with a succession of nomadic empires, from Ghaznavid to Seljuk, and Mongol to Timurid.

SOAS
School of Oriental & African Studies,
Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq,
London WC1H 0XG

10am-5.pm daily
Price: £540
Contact Denise Acford T: +44 (0)20 7898 4451


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