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Half day study day at the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath
Dr Nicole Chiang, the curator of the Museum of East Asian Art has kindly agreed to offer 2 separate half day study days at the Museum.
This small museum is in the heart of Bath, just behind the Assembly Rooms, but is often missed by visitors. It is a unique gem, well worth a visit. The museum is based on the personal collection of Brian S McElney OBE and is dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of East and Southeast Asian arts and culture. The museum over the years has been supported by the Art Fund, including supporting the purchase of 3 Chinese pieces of porcelain commissioned in the 18th century by Bath families, a Japenese porcelain figure and an ancient bronze wine vessel.
The half day study days will start with an indepth guided tour of the museum, its artefacts and history. This will be followed by a very special opportunity to handle a selection of the artefacts, and understand them in depth.
Because of the nature of the visit each half day is limited to 10 people. The museum has a lift. Please note that participants must NOT wear rings if they wish to handle the artefacts, since they are fragile.
Image Courtesy of the Museum of East Asian Art