Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies @ the British Museum

Books & Boots

At the back of the British Museum and up three flights of stairs you get to rooms 90, 90a, 91 and 91a. These lovely spaces host a series of rotating exhibitions which are all FREE.

At the moment 90 and 90a are hosting a fabulous exhibition of prints and drawings by the great Käthe Kollwitz and a wide-ranging selection of drawing by contemporary artists from the 1970s to the present.

Beyond these is 91 and 91a which are currently hosting a fascinating and surprisingly dense exhibition about the collection made by the imperialist Stamford Raffles of artifacts from Java and Malaysia.

And beyond these is a room so small it doesn’t appear to have a number. And it is in this darkened, hushed and reverend room that the museum is displaying the extremely old and fragile masterpiece of early Chinese figure painting known as Admonitions of the Instructress to the…

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