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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Eastern Art related events at the Ashmolean in February and March

8 February 2011

NB: for information about current and upcoming Eastern Art related exhibitions, please see our exhibitions listing page.

Gallery Activities:

Japanese Tea Ceremony performed by Kyoko Regan
Tue 15 Feb, Tue 15 Mar, 1–2pm & 3–4pm
Take part in a Japanese tea ceremony using traditional tea wares in the Ashmolean’s authentic Japanese tea house.
£6.50, booking required
Meet in Gallery 36 (Japan from 1850)

Gallery Talks:

Led by Ashmolean Education Volunteers, free but donations are welcome. Places are allocated on the day by tokens available from the Information Desk at 1pm (4pm for Twilight Talks), no advance booking. Numbers are limited to 15 people.

Japanese Treasures
Tue 15th February, 1.15-2pm
Free, meet in Gallery 21 (Greek and Roman Sculpture)

The Indian Collections
Fri 18 March, 1.15-2pm
Free, meet in Gallery 21 (Greek and Roman Sculpture)

Twilight Gallery Talks:

The Middle Eastern Origins of European Ceramics

24th February, 5-5.45pm
Free, meet in Gallery 21 (Greek and Roman Sculpture)

Family activities:

February Half-Term: China!
Wed 23rd Feb, Thu 24th Feb, Fri 25th Feb, 1-4pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year by making a fire dragon or a paper blossom for our good luck tree.
Free, drop-in, no booking required, donations welcome. Meet in Education Centre

Courses and Workshops:

Ornamental Embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework
Two-day workshops with Royal School of Needlework tutors Nicola Jarvis and Lynn Hulse, providing an opportunity to study and create hand-embroidered furnishing textiles inspired by Asian design. Each workshop includes an introductory talk on the technique and instruction on design for embroidery using objects from the Museum’s collections. Students will produce individual pieces using a combination of wools, silks and gold threads, in a variety of stitches.
£170/160 concessions (price is per weekend and inc. materials), booking required, places limited to 12. Online payment & booking required

Three options:

Canvas work based on Ottoman floral design
Fri 4th & Sat 5th Mar, 10.30– 5pm
Education Centre

Crewel embroidery in the Jacobean style
Fri 25th & Sat 26th Mar, 10.30–5pm
Education Centre

Silk shading using Japanese motifs in the Aesthetic style
Fri 8th & Sat 9th Apr, 10.30– 5pm
Education Centre

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