Monthly Archives: October 2010

Shanghai Museum curator talk – October 2010

Shanghai Museum is one of the famous in China housing a diverse and accessible collection of over 120,000 pieces.

The Institute is delighted to host a special lecture by Ms Bao Yanli, Head of the Ethnography and Textiles who will share with us her knowledge and love of Gu Embroidery (Gu Xiu) in a talk on Tuesday 26 October from 6.30-7.30pm.

This is a lesser known art form which originated in one family during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644. In Gu Xiu the artist combines embroidery needlework skills with those used for traditional Chinese painting. This style proved very influential and remained popular until the late 18th century. It is today enjoying a resurgence.

This talk will be in Chinese with translation.

VENUE: Confucius Institute for Scotland
DATE : Tuesday 26th October 2010
TIME : 6.30pm-7.30pm