Jessica Harrison-Hall: China - a History in Objects [cancelled]
|Dates:||19 March 2020|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Manchester China Institute|
China’s history and geography are wonderfully rich and varied, yet it is neither as self-contained nor as isolated as is often thought. China’s written past and its material culture show interactions with other states in every period, from the Neolithic to the present. This illustrated talk will examine China’s past from some of the earliest archaeological relics and rituals through to the present with modern art and textiles using the collections of the British Museum.
Manchester Museum is currently hosting a British Museum touring spotlight loan; A Ming Emperor's seat, on display until 19th April. The Manchester China Institute is working closely with Manchester Museum to develop the Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery, due to open in 2022.
Role: Head of China Section
Organisation: British Museum
Biography: Jessica Harrison-Hall is Head of the China Section, Curator of British Museum and Sir Percival David Collections of Chinese Ceramics, and Decorative Arts at the British Museum. Her research interests are in the visual and material culture of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties and China’s global relationships. She is currently Principal Investigator of a major Arts and Humanities Research Council project with Professor Julia Lovell of London University investigating diverse aspects of Cultural Creativity and Resilience in Qing China 1796-1912.b
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Manchester China Institute