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Ashmolean Museum: Threads of Silk and Gold





Ashmolean Museum: Threads of Silk and Gold
While it turns cold outside, the Ashmolean’s autumn-winter exhibition celebrates sumptuous interiors. Many of us are aware of the beauty of the traditional Japanese kimono. ‘Threads of Silk and Gold’ introduces the less well known but equally spectacular ornamental textiles that were made for western homes during Japan’s Meiji era (1868–1912). This was the famous period of Japonisme, which saw the European Impressionist painters exploring themes and styles taken from Japanese art, and Victorian rooms filled with Japanese decorative arts and crafts.

Tickets:
£6 full price
£4 concessions
Free to children and under-18s

Venue:
Special exhibition galleries 57, 59 & 60

Open:
Tues–Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am–6pm
Closed Mondays, 25 & 26 December

Sabine Chaouche

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