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Event Details

Friends tour of Monogatari: the art of storytelling in Japanese woodblock prints

Monday, 25 April 2022 , 15:00 to 16:30
Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum Curator, Rachel Barclay, will provide a special tour of the Museum's current exhibition 'Monogatari: the art of storytelling in Japanese woodblock prints'.

The exhibition explores how images of famous samurai, travellers and heroes created in Japan during the 18th and 19th centuries inspired art created during the real life conflicts of the Sino- and Russo- Japanese wars. It was created in partnership with the National Museum of Japanese History and draws on joint research into the new JP Scott Collection of Japanese woodblock prints presented to the Oriental Museum in 2019. Members of the exhibition team were based in Japan and USA and due to Covid restrictions the team worked via Zoom to research and plan the exhibition.

The tour will introduce the themes of the exhibition, explore some of the prints in more depth and highlight some of the challenges involved in curating an exhibition across time zones during a global pandemic.

Numbers are restricted to 20 so please express your interest in attending by emailing: