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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Museum of East Asian Art Bath

Since its opening in 1993, the Museum Of East Asian Art has housed one of the most extensive collections of East Asian art in the UK. The museum's collection of almost 2,000 objects ranges in date from 5000 BC to the present day.

The Museum of East Asian Art houses a fine collection of ceramics, jades, bronzes, etc. from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. The Museum of East Asian Art is the only museum in Great Britain dedicated solely to the arts and cultures of East and Southeast Asia.

Museum of East Asian Art
Housed in a restored Georgian building (see below), the Museum of East Asian Art celebrates Bath's historical links to China. The trade in Chinese tea and porcelain was of the utmost commercial importance in 18th century England, and Bath ranked second after London for these activities. By the middle of the 18th century, tea drinking had become an important part of the city’s social life. The Armorial Porcelain in the Ceramics Gallery illustrates the important link between China and 18th century Bath.

Museum of East Asian Art
The Museum of East Asian Art is situated just a few metres off The Circus in central Bath. Visitors to the Museum may also want to visit Bath's many other attractions including the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, the Assembly Rooms, and many others.

The Museum of East Asian Art
12 Bennett Street
Tel: 01225 464640

Museum of East Asian Art Map

© 2011 John Westby

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