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.

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.

Chinese Ceramic Figures: From the Terracotta Army to Madonna and Child

Qin Terracotta Army 31 300x225 Chinese Ceramic Figures: From the Terracotta Army to Madonna and Child


Friday 30 January
18:30 – 19:30
Book by Friday 23 January

Ceramic sculptures have a long history in China.
They were produced for various purposes, from tomb figures to domestic altars, from sculptures made for the Chinese market to figures exported to different parts of Asia and Europe.
This talk will explore a long, rich tradition and offer a fresh insight into Chinese ceramic sculptures.
Dr. Heena Youn recen

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The Musicality of Japanese Poetry: Haiku and Its Rhythm

Japanese literature course 300x300 The Musicality of Japanese Poetry: Haiku and Its RhythmWorkshop

Thursday 5 March
19:00 – 21:00

Friends and Students £15; Public £20

Haiku is Japanese poetry, famous for its extreme brevity. An excellent accompaniment to Haiku is sake. This event will explore both in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
The event is part of the Music in China exhibition programme (January – May 2015). Alan Summers, Japan Times award-winning author, will give a brief introduction to the important elements of Haiku and its history, as well as exploring the musicality in this extraordinary form of poetry.

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Chinese Opera Mask-making

Opera Mask making workshop 300x295 Chinese Opera Mask making Family Fun-Day

Monday 30 March
13:30 – 16:00

A family fun-day in the temporary exhibition gallery, where Music in China is on show.
Immerse yourself in our fun packed activities: opera mask making, dressing-up, face painting. Even handle some traditional Asian music instruments!

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