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A celebration of 20 years: the story of the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath

Publication date: Nov 14, 2013 2:40:29 PM

Start: Nov 21, 2013 5:30:00 PM

Location: Room 209, Institute of Archaeology

The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath

Nicole Chiang (Curator, Museum of East Asian Art in Bath) will give the next International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA) China Night Lecture of 2013-14 at the Institute on 21 November.

Dr Chiang from the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath, will give a lecture entitled 'A celebration of 20 years: the story of the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath' and all are welcome.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception in the Institute's Staff Common Room (Room 609).


The Museum of East Asian Art in Bath is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to the arts and cultures of East Asia and contains the largest collection of Asian art outside London. Opened to the public in 1993, the museum celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This talk will introduce the museum’s history and collection as well as the challenges it faces as a specialised museum of East Asian art located within a UNESCO World Heritage site which is famously known for its Roman Bath and Georgian architectures.

About the Speaker

Dr Nicole Chiang is the curator of the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath. Before joining the museum, she worked at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, the British Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Nicole obtained her MA degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art and her PhD degree from SOAS. Her PhD thesis explored the concept of collecting at the Qing imperial household during the Qianlong reign.

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