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09 January 2009 @ 12:29 pm

JANUARY 2009

Come and celebrate Japanese music, art and culture this January at 
The Museum of East Asian Art

  Sunday 4th January
  KOTO AND SHYAKUHACHI CONCERT 
  2.00 - 3.30pm

   Koto player Emiko Izumi (Japan) will collaborate with          shyakuhachi player Stephanie Hiller (UK) to present this unique    Japanese musical experience.
    Cost £9 - please book 5 days in advance.

 
Tuesday 6th January
KIMONO DEMONSTRATION
2.30 - 4.30pm

Kimono expert Emiko will demonstrate how to wear this ornate form of traditional Japanese costume.  The audience will get the chance to draw lots to see how can try on a kimono!
                        Free with admission.

Tuesday 6th January
MAHJONG CLUB   5.30-7.30pm
Mahjong is a game for four players which orginated in China.  It involves skill, strategy and a degree of luck!
Cost £5 - please book 5 days in advance.

 

    Thursday 8th January
    HAIKU WORKSHOP
    5.30 - 7.30pm

    Don't miss this opportunity to use the Museum's unique         handling collection as an inspiration for some new Haiku,         with local poet Caroline Heaton.  For new and returning         visitors.
                           Cost £6 – please book 5 days in advance.

                             Saturday 10th January
    KIDS CLUB: INRO AND NETSUKE WORKSHOP 
    2.00 – 3.00pm

   Did you know Japanese Kimonos have no pockets?  So        where did people keep their things?  Find out in this            workshop and make your own decorative Inro and                Netsuke.
   Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance.

    Tuesday 20th January
    KIDS CLUB: JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY        
   WORKSHOP 

    3.30 – 4.30pm

    Come along and learn some basics of Japanese                     Calligraphy and take home your artistic writing.
                           Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance.

 Wednesday 21st January
 UTAMARO REVEALED
 5.30 - 7.30pm

 Utamaro expert Gina Collia-Suzuki gives an  insightful talk on Utamaro's depicitions of  real-life Japanese men and women, focusing  on his series of ill-fated lovers.                               Her new book Utamaro Revealed will be  available for purchase and signing.
  Cost £5 - please book 5 days in advance.




Saturday 24th Jan to Sunday 1st Feb
LUNAR NEW YEAR!
Free Admission
to the Museum and events


Saturday 24th January

NEW YEAR DOOR DECORATIONS
2.00 - 4.00pm

Drop-in workshop - make your own New Year decorations to welcome in the Year of the Ox

Sunday 25th January
LUNAR NEW YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA!
1.00 - 4.00pm

Held in the Assembly Rooms, we will celebrate the New Year with Lion Dances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional arts and crafts, face painting and much more!

Lion Dances will take place at 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Friday 30th January
LUNAR NEW YEAR TOUR
2.00 - 3.00pm

Come and celebrate the Lunar New Year with our Curator on this fascinating tour of the Museum's current exhibits.

Saturday 31st January
CHINESE KNOT-MAKING 
2.00 - 3.30pm

A craft workshop for ages 10 and up, making decorative knots for the New Year season.

Sunday 1st February
ZODIAC ANIMAL WORKSHOP
1.00 - 3.00pm

Family friendly workshop - come and make your own 12 animal zodiac hanging decoration

 
 
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27 November 2008 @ 02:35 pm

The Museum of East Asian Art are currently looking for volunteers to help out at our free Lunar New Year Extravaganza, 25 January 2009.  We will be celebrating the Year of the Ox with lots of Chinese and East Asian arts and crafts activities, Chinese Zodiac face painting, musical performances, martial arts demonstrations and traditional lion dances.  The event will run from 1 - 4pm in the historic Ball Room at the Bath Assembly Rooms, and will be a fun and festive afternoon for people of all ages. 

 We need volunteers to:

  • Take part in martial arts demonstrations
    • Our martial arts master will be demonstrating Shaolin Si Quan Fa (Shaolin Temple Boxing) and Tai Chi.  If you have any martial arts experience, are physically fit, and don’t mind being used as a carefully choreographed target in front of lots of people, then we would love to have you join us!  
    • You must be able to commit to practice at the Museum at least once a week between now and 25 January (with the exception of the week around Christmas and New Year’s).
  • Perform!
    • Do you play any traditional Chinese or East Asian instruments? Are you able to sing any folk tunes or perform traditional Lunar New Year dances?  We would love to have you on board! 
    • This is a great opportunity to showcase your talents whilst celebrating the Year of the Ox.  
  • Run arts and crafts activities
    • From ink painting to face painting, we need "crafty" individuals to help man our activitiy stations, assit children with cutting, pasting and folding, and keep activities well-stocked and orderly 
  • Steward the event 
    • help people to cross Bennett Street safely between the Museum of East Asian Art and the Assembly Rooms
    • assist with crowd control
    • keep people informed of performance times, on-going activities and directions around the facilities
For more information or to volunteer, visit the Museum website  - http://www.meaa.org.uk/newyear.html
 
 
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25 November 2008 @ 10:01 am
Thursday 4th December
    TAMING THE GODS 
    2pm – 4pm

    A talk by Mongolian miniature painting collector, Edd Thomas,
looking at Buddhist iconography and its uses in society from a Mongolian perspective!
Edd Thomas has loaned the Museum of East Asian Art part of his vast collection of Tibetan Buddhist Miniature Paintings, which form the current Images of Devotion Exhibition.  It is from these and his extensive travels in Mongolia that Edd draws inspiration for this talk.

Cost £6 – Please book 5 days in advance
For more details or to book a place please contact the Museum of East Asian Art
info@meaa.org.uk
  01225 464640
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NOVEMBER 2008

Tuesday 4TH November
MAHJONG CLUB   5.30-7.30pm
For details see Tue 2nd September.
Cost £5 - please book 5 days in advance.

 

                              Monday 27th October
   BARMY ORIGAMI  
    3.30 – 4.30pm

    Christina Wu will teach you some simple yet effective     origami!
    Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance.

 

SEASON OF TIBET
Saturday 15th November
PRAYER WHEEL WORKSHOP 
2pm – 4pm

Visitors of all ages are welcome to come and make their own Tibetan Prayer Wheels.
Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance

SEASON OF TIBET
Wednesday 26th November
EXHIBITION TALK AND TOUR  
2pm – 3pm

Join Museum of East Asian Art Curator Michel Lee as he gives an in-depth talk about, and tour of, our
SEASON OF TIBET Exhibitions. 
Free with admission – please book 5 days in advance


For more information or to book a place please contact the Museum on 01225 464640 or info@meaa.org.uk
 
 
meaa_bath
28 October 2008 @ 09:51 am
MahJong Club

MahJong Club is held at the Museum of East Asian Art 
first Tuesday of every month
5.30pm - 7.30pm

MahJong is a game for four players, which originated in China. 
It involves skill, strategy and a degree of luck!!
All players are welcome from beginner through to advanced. 

Cost - £5

Next MahJong Club night is - Tuesday 4th November 2008
 
 
 
 
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06 October 2008 @ 04:25 pm
Tashi Lhunpo Monks create Sand Mandala
at the Museum of East Asian Art
14th - 19th October 2008


As part of the Museum of East Asian Art’s Season of Tibet and associated exhibition COSMIC DESIGN: TIBETAN MANDALA (9th September – 9th December), we will be welcoming eight monks from the world renowned Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in India, from 14th- 19th of October. The monks will spend six days creating a Tara mandala out of sand.

During the six days the monks will also be hosting an hour-and-a-half workshop that will be repeated three times over the week to give as many visitors as possible the chance to take part. The workshop will teach various monastic crafts, such as sand mandala making, Tibetan calligraphy, butter sculpting and prayer flag printing. All participants will leave with their own prayer flag. The workshops will be held as follows:
Wednesday 15th October: 12noon – 1.30pm
Friday 17th October: 3pm – 4.30pm
Saturday 18th October: 10.30am – 12noon

Each workshop will cost £5 per person. To book a place please contact the Museum at least five days in advance. However, as we expect interest in the workshops to be high, please book early to avoid disappointment.

The DESTRUCTION OF THE MANDALA will take place from 10.30 am ON SUNDAY 19th OCTOBER, with the sand then being carried in a procession to Pulteney Bridge/Parade Gardens, where it will be poured into the River Avon. Places at the destruction ceremony will be limited and are available on a first come basis on the day. All are welcome to join the procession to Pulteney Bridge.

A “Mandala Ticket” is available and will entitle the holder to unlimited visits from the 14th to 19th of October to view the progress of the mandala. To book onto a workshop or to purchase a Mandala ticket please contact or visit the Museum.

For more information contact
The Museum of East Asian Art
on 01225 464640 or email
info@meaa.org.uk
www.meaa.org.uk
 
 
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29 September 2008 @ 10:55 am
Chinese Arts Workshop

at the Museum of East Asian Art 


Workshop with Chinese artist and teacher Ai Li Purdey,
introduces you to the basics of chinese calligraphy and brush painting.

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world.  Painting in the traditional style is today known in Chinese as guó huà 国画, meaning 'national' or 'native painting', in opposition to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century.
 Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink; oils are not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk. The finished work is then mounted on scrolls, which can be hung or rolled up. Traditional painting also is done in albums and on walls, lacquerwork, and other media.


Cost - £20 - please book five days in advance

Saturday 11th October 2008
12noon - 4.30pm
(with 45 min lunch break)
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29 September 2008 @ 10:39 am
MahJong Club

MahJong Club is held at the Museum of East Asian Art 
first Tuesday of every month
5.30pm - 7.30pm

MahJong is a game for four players, which originated in China. 
It involves skill, strategy and a degree of luck!!
All players are welcome from beginner through to advanced. 

Cost - £5

Next MahJong Club night is - Tuesday 7th October 2008
 

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29 September 2008 @ 09:48 am

MUSEUM OF EAST ASIAN ART
12 BENNETT ST, BATH BA1 2QJ
TEL 01225 464 640
EMAIL info@meaa.org.uk
TUE-SAT 10.00AM- 5.00PM SUN 12.00- 5.00 PM
CLOSED MONDAYS except Monday 27th October


AUTUMN EXHIBITIONS:
Images of Devotion: Miniature Tibetan Buddhist Paintings from Mongolia (Sep 9 – Dec 9)
The dominant religion in Mongolia is the Tibetan form of Buddhism. Monasteries, being the traditional centres of formal education, played an important role in spreading not only religion but also Tibetan artistic styles to Mongolia. Miniature Buddhist-themed paintings, commonly called tsagli, are often labelled as “initiation cards” in the West. Although some were used during initiation ceremonies for religious teachings, many were also used as meditation tools and sacred amulets.

Cosmic Design: Tibetan Mandala (Sep 9 – Dec 9)
This exhibition of mandalas will form the backdrop to a special 6-day event taking place at the museum. This autumn the museum will be hosting a visit by a group of monks from the Tashi Lhunpo monastery, one of Tibet’s most important teaching monasteries. From 14th – 19th October, in the Franklin Hsu Gallery at the museum, the monks will construct the sacred design, set down in the Buddhist scriptures, of the palace of a deity, using millions of grains of coloured sand. At the conclusion of the exhibition, during a ceremony of chanting and music, the monks will destroy the mandala in a traditional ritual.


LISTINGS FOR EVENTS AT MUSEUM OF EAST ASIAN ART 
OCT – DEC 2008


TUE 7th OCTOBER- 5.30-7.30pm Mahjong Club
Mahjong (Majiang) is a game for 4 players which originated in China. It involves skill, strategy and a degree of luck!
Cost £5 - please book 5 days in advance

SAT 11TH OCTOBER 12noon – 4.30pm Chinese Arts Workshop (incl 45 min lunch break)
This workshop with Chinese artist and teacher Ai Li Purdey will introduce you to the basics of Chinese calligraphy and traditional brush painting techniques.
Cost £20 - please book 5 days in advance.

TUE 14TH OCTOBER – SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER – TASHI LHUNPO MONKS VISITING THE MUSEUM OF EAST ASIAN ART TO CREATE SAND MANDALA.

TUE 14TH OCTOBER – from 10am Launch of the Sand Mandala
The Tashi Lhunpo monks will start the first of their six days creating a sand mandala as part of the Museum’s SEASON OF TIBET.
A mandala ticket is available from the Museum reception; this ticket will allow unlimited visits during this week to watch the progress of the mandala. The mandala ticket does not include entrance to workshops or guarantee a place at the destruction ceremony.

WED 15TH OCTOBER – 12noon – 1.30pm Tashi Lhunpo Workshop
The Tashi Lhunpo monks will lead this workshop teaching monastic crafts such as sand mandala making, Tibetan calligraphy and prayer flag printing.
Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance

FRI 17TH OCTOBER – 3.00pm – 4.30pm Tashi Lhunpo Workshop
See Wed 15th October for details. Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance

SAT 18TH OCTOBER – 10.30pm – 12noon Tashi Lhunpo Workshop
See Wed 15th October for details. Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance

WED 22ND OCTOBER 11.00am – 4.00pm Renga Workshop (incl 1 hour lunch break)
Poet Caroline Heaton will lead this workshop exploring Renga, an extended form of haiku, the beautiful poetry which distils experience and encapsulates the spirit of Japanese culture.
Cost £20 – please book 5 days in advance.

FRI 24TH OCTOBER 3.30pm – 4.30pm STORYTELLING
Christina Wu leads our family friendly storytelling session with a ghostly theme and a chance to draw your own ghostly pictures ready for Halloween!
Cost £5- please book 5 days in advance.

SAT OCTOBER 25TH – SUN 2ND NOVEMBER – HERITAGE OPEN WEEK: free entry to the Museum and workshops for the duration of Heritage Open Week!

ALL WEEK The Big Draw: Meditative Mandalas
Be inspired by the Museum’s exhibition Cosmic Design: Tibetan Mandala and create your own mandala to add to the Museum’s collective display (for all ages)

ALL WEEK Trail of Tales
Explore the Museum on a self-guided learning tour (for all ages)

MON 27TH OCTOBER 2.00pm – 4.00pm Barmy Origami
Drop-in workshops for all ages to learn the Japanese art of paper folding
Free entry

TUE 28TH OCTOBER 2.00pm – 4.00pm Puppets From The East
Drop-in workshop for all ages to make your own finger puppet inspired by characters from East Asia.
Free entry

WED 29TH OCTOBER 11.00am – 12noon “Every Object Tells a Story”
A guided tour suitable for families, including stories associated with particular objects in the Museum’s collection.
Free entry

THUR 30TH OCTOBER 2.00pm – 4.00pm Marvellous Masks
Drop-in workshop for all ages to make their own mask based on those of the Beijing Opera.
Free entry

FRI 31ST OCTOBER 11.00am – 11.30am Touching the Past
Drop-in handling session for all ages to come and handle artefacts from the Museum’s collection.
Free entry

TUE 4TH NOVEMBER 5.30-7.30pm Mahjong Club
For details see Tue 7th October. Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance

THU 13TH NOVEMBER 3.30- 4.30pm Barmy Origami
Christina Wu will teach you some simple and effective origami, the fascinating art of Japanese paper-folding.
Cost £5 - please book 5 days in advance.

SAT 15TH NOVEMBER 2.00- 4.00pm Prayer Wheel Workshop
Visitors of all ages are welcome to come and make and take home their own Tibetan Prayer Wheels, as part of the Museum’s SEASON OF TIBET.
Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance

WED 26TH NOVEMBER 2.00- 3.00pm Exhibition Talk and Tour
Join the Museum of East Asian Art’s curator, Michel Lee, as he gives an in-depth talk about, and tour of, our current SEASON OF TIBET exhibitions.
Free with admission – please book 5 days in advance.


TUE 2ND DECEMBER 5.30-7.30pm Mahjong Club
For details see Tue 7th October. Cost £5 – please book 5 days in advance

WED 3rd DECEMBER 10.30am- 12.00pm Seasonal Haiku Workshop
Caroline Heaton continues her popular haiku workshops, open to both novices and returning visitors! In this session you will get the chance to create your own seasonal card with a Haiku inscription.
Cost £6 – please book 5 days in advance.

THUR 4TH DECEMBER 2.00-4.00pm Taming the Gods!
A talk by Mongolian miniatures collector, Edd Thomas. This talk looks at Buddhist iconography and its uses in society from a Mongolian perspective. A must for fans of the Tibetan Buddhist miniature paintings from Mongolian that Edd has kindly loaned the Museum for the current exhibition, Images of Devotion.
Cost £6 – please book 5 days in advance.

TUE 9TH DECEMBER – LAST DAY OF CURRENT “SEASON OF TIBET” EXHIBTIONS – COSMIC DESIGN: TIBETAN MANDALA and IMAGES OF DEVOTION: MINIATURE TIBETAN BUDDHIST PAINTINGS FROM MONGOLIA.

THUR 18TH DECEMBER – 2.00-4.00pm Chinese Knot Making
Visitors of all ages are welcome to come and make decorative Chinese knots for the festive season.
Cost £5 please book 5 days in advance.

WED 24TH DECEMBER – SAT 3RD JANUARY - MUSEUM CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERIOD


TO BOOK FOR EVENTS PLEASE CONTACT THE MUSEUM ON 01225 464 640
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