Online Lecture: The Stein Collection in the British Museum (by Luk Yu-ping)

Date of event:   15/04/2021 − 15/04/2021

Title: The Stein Collection in the British Museum
Lecturer: Luk Yu-ping (Chinese Paintings, Prints and Central Asian Collections, the British Museum)
Format: Online lecture (60 minutes with additional 30 minutes Q&A)
Date: 15 April 2021 at 1:00 PM ET

We are excited to announce LUK Yu-ping’s lecture, which is taking place on April 15th at 1:00 PM ET! Please note that the lecture time has been adjusted due to the time difference between London and the East Coast. The lecture will focus on the Stein collection at the British Museum and will be 60 minutes long and include an additional 30 minutes for a Q&A session.

This talk presents an overview of the objects collected by Aurel Stein in 1907 from Cave 17 or the Library Cave, Mogao Caves, Dunhuang, that are in the British Museum. The objects include portable paintings, prints, textiles and other items. This talk will introduce how the collection was divided after it was shipped to London and clarify what is in the British Museum. It will consider some of the common questions about the objects in the collection, such as what do we know about the donors of these works and their wishes. Finally, this talk will introduce some recent scientific analysis conducted at the British Museum on the textiles in the collection.

LUK Yu-ping is the Basil Gray Curator: Chinese Paintings, Prints and Central Asian Collections at the British Museum. Previously, she was a curator of the Chinese collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, project curator of the British Museum exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China, and assistant professor at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. She received her PhD at the University of Oxford, and her publications have mainly focused on empresses in China. She is currently working on an exhibition about the Silk Roads.

To register for this webinar, click the link here.