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Gallery 28: Arts of the Far East

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed 24th December to 27th December 2021 and 31st December 2021 to 1st January 2022 inclusive closed Gallery closures and collection updates


The Fitzwilliam Museum possesses a unique, diverse and generally extremely high quality collection of Asian art, and a small sample of that can be seen in this gallery.

Our Chinese collections include exquisitely carved jade items; ancient ritual bronzes; nearly 500 snuff bottles in various materials; imperial lacquers and glass; textiles; and a large quantity of imperial and export porcelain.

The entrance to the gallery is dominated by the recently conserved thirteenth-century Song dynasty Bodhisattva. Conservation treatment included some structural work on the collar of the cloak, consolidation of flaking paint and surface cleaning.

The arts of Japan are variously represented with netsuke, tsuba (decorative sword fittings), some Japanese bladed weapons, inro and lacquer and a Japanese ceramic collection.

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Selected objects in gallery Gallery 28: Arts of the Far East

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Seated Bodhisattva


A 360 photo of gallery 28: June 2020


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