The sculptors in Being Human were interested in the Asian art they saw in the British Museum and brought ideas they found there into their own work.
Bristol has a large collection of Japanese objects. To coincide with the Japanese Dolls Festival, find out about this annual celebration in Japan and the customs around displaying these silk-clad imperial figures with their lacquer furniture.
Designed to fit around your lunch hour, our lunchtime talks explore a selection of treasures from our exhibitions and collections.
Can’t make it? Watch the livestream on Facebook by InsideJapan.