British Museum
Thu 1 Jun 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Curator’s introduction to China’s hidden century image

Join online this talk with curators Jessica Harrison-Hall and Julia Lovell as they introduce the context, scope, themes and highlight objects of the extraordinary Citi exhibition, China’s hidden century.
Between 1796 and 1912, Qing China endured numerous civil uprisings and foreign wars, with revolution ultimately bringing an end to some 2,000 years of dynastic rule and giving way to a modern Chinese republic. This period was also one of extraordinary creativity, driven by political, cultural and technological change. Amid the devastation, new art forms flourished, as Harrison-Hall and Lovell explain.