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Richmond Letcombe Regis visit to Oxford's Ashmolean Museum

2 May 2013

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Chinese art - with collections dating from the Neolithic period right up to the present. 

The Ashmolean's 2013 exhibition programme opened with a major exhibition of contemporary art, Landscape Landscript, by Xu Bing, one of China's best known and critically acclaimed artists. This exhibition runs until 19th May.


We shall be running a trip to the Ashmolean to view another of their exhibitions: ‘Tales in the Round: Manjū Netsuke’, which highlights their collection of a particular type of netsuke, the manju, named after a round, sweet-bean paste bun.  These manju netsuke illustrate scenes from Japanese history, religion, folklore and everyday life. Tales in the Round: Manju Netsuke from the Ashmolean, 30th April 2013 to 1st September 2013.




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