CARN recommends in Europe: ‘Ghosts and Hells: The Underworld in Asian Art’

CARN recommends in Europe: ‘Ghosts and Hells: The Underworld in Asian Art’ This spring, Paris’s Musée du Quai Branly, plays host to a fascinating exhibition entitled ‘Ghosts and Hells: The Underworld in Asian Art’. Delving into the world of the hellish and the supernatural, this exhibition promises to be of interest to anyone interested in…

Exhibition: ‘Through the Lens of John Thompson: China and Siam’

Exhibition: ‘Through the Lens of John Thompson: China and Siam’ 13 April – 23 June 2018 Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies The fascinating touring exhibition, Through the Lens of John Thompson: China and Siam, will open at the Brunei Gallery, London, on 13 April 2018. John Thompson (1837 – 1921) was a…

Museum 2050 Annual Symposium: Call for Papers

Looking to new institutional models: China’s cultural landscape by mid century, June 9 -10, 2018 Application Deadline: April 1st, 2018 In June 2018, the Long Museum in Shanghai will host the Museum 2050 Annual Symposium. Whilst there has been a dramatic rise in the number of museums in China in recent years, we have yet…

Conference: ‘Art, Materiality and Representation’

Conference: ‘Art, Materiality and Representation, 1st – 3rd June 2018 British Museum/SOAS A major conference, entitled ‘Art, Materiality and Representation’ has recently been announced, and will take place from the 1st-3rd June 2018. The conference will be held in the Clore Centre of the British Museum. Jointly organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute and the…

Talk at the British Museum – ‘Buddhism: From India to China’

Join Iside Carbone at the British Museum on Saturday 24th March for a talk about the history of Buddhism, with a focus on Chinese Buddhist art. This is a free event which starts at 13.15 and finishes at 14.00. Booking is not required. The talk will be a great opportunity to explore the newly refurbished…

New CARN Project Assistant: Katya Speight

About Me As CARN’s new project assistant, I will be involved in the network’s social media, research, and promotional activities. I graduated in 2016 from the University of Oxford, where I studied my undergraduate degree in History of Art, and am currently studying for a master’s degree in Art History: Collecting and Provenance at the…

Hills and Ravines in the Heart: Chinese Gardens and Landscape Painting: Symposium and Exhibition

Sponsors and organisers: Confucius Institute for TCM, London South Bank University School of Architecture, the Southeast University Venue: Caxton House, 13-16 Borough Road, London SE1 0AN Dates:  Symposium: 29 November 2017 Exhibition: 29 November – 8 December 2017 Studies of pre-modern Chinese gardens in both the Euro-American and Chinese academic worlds gathered pace almost simultaneously but somewhat…

CARN recommends: Asian Art in London

Asian art fills London again this November (from the 2nd to the 11th), celebrating 20 years of Asian art feast and celebration in the city. Dealers and auction houses – a number of them come beyond London to take part in this special event – bring out their treasures for view and acquisition and museums…