Sir Reginald Johnston – The Last Emperor’s Fan

By Special Collections, SOAS Library|25th July 2014|Collections & Research|1 comments

This month’s piece has been written by our guest blogger, Jiyeon Wood, Subject Librarian (Arts & Multi-Media), SOAS Library. It highlights one of a small number of historical artefacts held by SOAS Archives. While I was researching the library’s special Chinese Art collection, I came across this remarkable fan. According to the records, this fan, donated to the Percival David Foundation, became part of the SOAS collection in 2009. With its

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The Arts of Southeast Asia from the SOAS Collections

By Special Collections, SOAS Library|4th July 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

A new and exciting exhibition in the Foyle Special Collections Gallery of the Brunei Gallery, entitled The Arts of Southeast Asia from the SOAS Collections, is now running until 2 July 2016. The exhibition highlights the breadth of the region’s cultures as represented in the SOAS collections. It demonstrates the long-term engagement of SOAS Staff and Alumni, whose research and travels have brought this variety of objects to the School. Curated

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Exploring Asian Art at SOAS Library

By Special Collections, SOAS Library|12th June 2014|Teaching & Learning|0 comments

SOAS Archives has recently hosted two specialist workshops showcasing beautiful examples of Asian art in the collections of rare books and manuscripts held by the section, with a focus on material relating to Japan. The most recent session, pictured here, took place on 4th June, for students taking the SOAS Diploma in Asian Art (Japan and Korea module). A separate session held in April, was for SOAS students taking the

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