15 February 2019

Behind the scenes with Bristol’s Japanese prints

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has a collection of some 500 ‘floating world pictures’ (ukiyo-e) which celebrate the pleasures of life in Japan. The collection ranks in the top five regional UK collections.

Join senior curator of Visual Art, Kate Newnham for an exclusive tour of Masters of Japanese Prints: Life in the City which explores the sophisticated urban culture of Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries, from fashion and day trips to geisha and the kabuki theatre.

After the tour, you will visit the conservation studio in two smaller groups and get a glimpse behind the scenes at the prints being worked on by paper conservator, Ellie Hasler.

If you are part of the second group to visit the conservation studio, the finish time will be around 4.20pm.

Spaces on this tour are very limited so please contact us as soon as possible if you find you are unable to come so we can reallocate your ticket.

Please note that access to the conservation studio is by stairs.

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