Upcoming events

Please note

All events require advance booking. Please refer to each event detail for booking information. 
You can book a place at any of our events at the Museum shop, over the phone on 01225 464640 or via email to admin@meaa.org.uk.
All workshops include free admission to the Museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, one adult maximun to two children per workshop.

Finding China’s past around us: Photographs and other legacies of two centuries of Anglo-Chinese relations

Finding Chinas past around us 011 300x229 Finding Chinas past around us: Photographs and other legacies of two centuries of Anglo Chinese relationsThursday 24 April, 18:30-19:30; Book by Wednesday 23 April

Admission: Friends and students £2.50; Public £5

Professor Robert Bickers (Professor of History, University of Bristol)

Scratch beneath the surface, or root around in the back of the cupboard, and you can often find in cities like Bath direct evidence of the long-intertwined histories of Britain and China. This talk will explore these, focusing on the rich archive of visual records of China’s modern history held in the UK.

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Horse Trail around Bath

13 April 2014 – 18 February 2015

According to the Chinese zodiac, from the 31st January 2014 to 18th February 2015 is the Year of the Horse.  With this trail, visitors can find horses in art at six different collections around Bath, including Roman Baths, Victoria Art Gallery, Holburne, BRLSI, the American Museum and the Museum of East Asian Art.  This trail will be launched on 13th of April, Bath World Heritage Day, and it will be available till February 2015 at all six museums.

Family Workshop: Easter Origami

Origami Bunny011 256x300 Family Workshop: Easter OrigamiSaturday 19 April, 14:00-15:30; No booking required

Admission: £3 (Including admission for one adult)

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Museum at Night: Concert – Classical Chinese Pipa and Guqin

home page Cheng Yu 01 300x291 Museum at Night: Concert   Classical Chinese Pipa and GuqinThursday 15 May, 18:30-19:30; Book by Tuesday 13 May

Admission: £20

Dr. Cheng Yu is an internationally renowned virtuoso on the pipa (4-stringed lute) and guqin/qin (7-stringed zither). The two most celebrated Chinese classical instruments are distinct in character, style, philosophy and aesthetics and each has over 2,000 years of history.

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Museum at Night: Lecture – Humour and Eighteenth Century Korean Art

Friday 16 May, 18:30-19:30; Book by Wednesday 14 May

Admission: Friends and students £2.50; Public £5

The lecture looks at the idea of humour as an aesthetic characteristic in Korean art, and discusses the history of Korean art scholarship with regard to humour and its significance.  Humour will be discussed in specific works in relation to the social, economic and political contexts in which they were created.  By tracing the chronology of humour as it was used to describe Korean art in early exhibitions, pre and post-colonial interpretations made by Japan and the West will be examined in relation to Korean scholars’ views on humour and its impact on the development of Korean art history.

Karin Warch (Doctoral Candidate, SOAS, University of London)

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