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Japanese Art in London - at the V&A and the British Museum

Visits the V&A and the British Museum to view their Japanese art collection.

Led by Japanese art specialist Dr Monika Hinkel.

Group size restricted to fourteen.

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    Senju Great Bridge from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo by Hiroshige (1797–1858).
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Overview

The day begins at the V&A which holds one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Japanese works of art and design. Highlights of The Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art are the diverse objects of the Edo period (1615-1868), including arms&armour, kimono, lacquerware, tea ceramics and woodblock prints as well as artefacts and crafts dating from the Meiji era (1868-1912).

The visit to the British Museum explores the recently refurbished and reopened Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries. Japanese art has formed an integral part of the collection at the British Museum since its founding in 1753. Objects are studied dating from Ancient Japan to the Modern period, showcasing the outstanding craftsmanship and artistic creativity of the arts of courtiers, samurai and townspeople.

The day is led by Dr Monika Hinkel, lecturer of Japanese art and specialist in Japanese woodblock prints.

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Dr Monika Hinkel

Lecturer and curator in the field of Japanese art, specialising in Japanese woodblock prints. She is a Research Associate of the Japan Research Centre at SOAS, University of London. She studied Japanese Studies at Bonn University. She was curator for Japanese art at the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne and spent three years as a guest researcher at Gakushuin University in Tokyo. She has lectured at SOAS, Birkbeck, the V&A and Morley College.

Start

10.15am, V&A Museum.


Finish

c.5.30pm, British Museum.


Price

£205. This includes mid-morning refreshments and lunch in the William Morris room at the V&A, mid-afternoon refreshments at the Great Court Restaurant, donations, and one tube journey.

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Fitness

There is one tube journey as well as some walking and standing.

Are you fit enough to join the tour?


Group size

Maximum 14 participants.


Cancellation

We will return the full amount if you notify us 22 or more days before the event. We will retain 50% if cancellation is made within three weeks and 100% if within three days. Please put your cancellation in writing to info@martinrandall.co.uk. We advise taking out insurance in case of cancellation and recommend that overseas clients are also covered for possible medical and repatriation costs.

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