Jade has been prized by the Chinese for more than 7,000 years as the most precious of all materials. This symposium will look at examples of jade from China and elsewhere in the Museum's collection.
The British Museum is acquiring six contemporary jades which will be exhibited in the newly refurbished Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia and the Selwyn and Ellie Alleyne Gallery of Chinese jade, reopening in November. The Museum's collection also contains remarkable examples of jades from other cultures across the world, allowing illuminating comparisons to be made during the symposium.
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Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October 2017, 10.00-16.00 BP Lecture Theatre £100, Members/concessions £75
This major three-day conference is open to all. It will include the latest research on early nomads of Eurasia with papers on horseriding, warfare, technology and many other topics. It will also include results of recent archaeological excavations and new scientific research, and poster displays.
Please note: when booking a ticket for the conference, only the date 27 October will show during the booking process but any ticket purchased is valid for three days.