The Printed Image In China: A British Museum Collection and Its History
A lecture by Clarissa von Spee, curator Chinese and Central Asian collections, Department of Asia of The British Museum held on May 11, 2012 at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Delve into the history of printing and papermaking—invented in China centuries before it was known in Europe—and gain further insight into The Printed Image in China, 8th--21st Century, an exhibition presenting over 130 Chinese prints from the British Museum's comprehensive collection. Works discussed include Buddhist prints from the Silk Road, colorful images used in folk rituals and festivals, imperial engravings, antiwar images from the Modern Woodcut Movement, and internationally acclaimed contemporary prints.
Part of the exhibition held from May 5- July 29, 2012 at the MET