What’s on today
This region of the world has always been a melting pot of beliefs, cultures and artistic traditions. This rich and complex heritage is reflected in the displays in this area.
Highlights include Tang dynasty tomb models, an exquisite Song dynasty Dingware wedding bowl, a shufu cup and Qing dynasty monochromes.
See Edo Period wood block prints alongside cels from anime movies; vintage kimono alongside modern street fashion; centuries old ceramics alongside pieces by 20th and 21st century masters.
The Korean collections are among the smallest in the museum but they are also hugely varied. Support from a number of funders has also enabled us to expand the collection specifically for this space.
This gallery has been designed to introduce younger visitors to Ancient Egypt. Displays cover those topics usually taught at school such as food and farming, building, writing and beliefs.
This gallery provides an easy to understand and family-friendly introduction to Chinese art and culture.
Permanent Gallery exploring the Himalayas, India and South East Asia.
This gallery was refurbished and redesigned in February 2016. It is named after the man responsible for the founding of the Oriental Museum, Professor T.W. Thacker and is home to the highlights of the Ancient Egyptian collection.
An exhibition celebrating the elegance of Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese jades from the Arnhold collection of Chinese art.
An exhibition of contemporary ceramics inspired by the experiences of international students, created by artist Katrin Moye.
Historically, the Cham people enjoyed a rich culture, their territory including several kingdoms in what is today Central and Southern Vietnam. However, the Champa Kingdoms began disintegrating following decisive defeats by the Vietnamese in the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, starting a pattern of migration and flux that is still going on today.