UK & Programme Partner News: Tyne & Wear, Ashmolean, British Library and Museum of East Asian Art

Take a look at these three new exhibitions opening at ITP-linked museums – including UK Partner the Ashmolean – exploring international artists and themes from the 1760s to our present moment.

Longhouses and Canoes in Tahiti

Longhouses and Canoes in Tahiti, by Tupa’ia, 1769 © British Library

British Library, London
James Cook: The Voyages
27 April – 28 August 2018
‘It is 250 years since the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth. Our exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships.’
The exhibition’s mini-site includes collection items, articles and more – visit it here.

Teresa Teng in Four Seasons

Teresa Teng in Four Seasons: Spring, by Wilson Shieh, 2005 © Wilson Shieh

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford
A Century of Women in Chinese Art
1 May – 7 October 2018
‘Over many centuries, Chinese painters have been inspired by everyday life, traditional literature and folk religion to portray women in this world and beyond. This spring exhibition in the Chinese Painting Gallery features a diverse selection of representations of women in Chinese art over the past 100 years.’


Excess Zhang Yanzi

Excess, by Zhang Yanzi, 2017 © Zhang Yanzi

The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath
A Quest for Wellness – Contemporary Chinese Art by Zhang Yanzi
5 May – 12 November 2018
‘In this exhibition, Zhang Yanzi explores our common frailties and shared humanity, investigating the nature and meaning of wellness in China, its history, and its modern counterpoints from a Chinese perspective. We invite visitors to be open to a breadth of approaches to wellness and to experience psychological refreshment.’