Southeast Asian Textiles: Weaving Stories

Members of an elite family in Lampung, Sumatra, 1922. Collection Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen. Coll. No. ™-60035000. Southeast Asian Textiles

Lying along the trade routes between India and China, the islands of Southeast Asia have been a crossroads for merchants, pilgrims, and travellers from many parts of the world. Weaving Stories, brings together more than 40 examples of Southeast Asian… Continue reading

Edo Paintings: Centuries of Japanese Art

A geisha holding a parasol Kaburagi Kiyokata (1878-1972), 1920s-30s, painting in ink and colours on silk, 45.7 x 50.9 cm, Edo Paintings

This exhibition of kakemono (hanging scroll), or kakejiku, is the first in Italy to focus exclusively on this art form, presenting 125 hanging scrolls, alongside painted fans and decorated lacquerwares from The Perino Collection. It explores the story of Japanese… Continue reading