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David Barker

David Barker

David Barker is the Senior Research Fellow of the MET.  Awarded an undergraduate degree in Fine Art in 1966 and a post-graduate degree from The University of London in 1967. He also studied Chinese at Goldsmiths’ College, London in the 1960s, and at The Chinese Peoples University, Beijing and Leeds University during the 1980s. He retired from the University of Ulster as Emeritus Reader in Printmaking in 2005 having taught there since in 1968. David Barker is an Honorary Professor in the China National Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou and in the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. His research interest is in the history and technology of Chinese printmaking and he has contributed to a number of books published by The British Library, The British Museum The Muban Foundation and The China National Academy of Fine Arts contributing regularly to the journal Printmaking Today.His book Traditional Techniques in Contemporary Chinese Printmaking was published by A&C Black in 2005. David Barker acted as the Secretary to The Muban Educational Trust from 2009 to 2015, he is also Chief Editor for the catalogues of Novel Energy Ltd in Beijing. Current projects include research for a book on the Printmaking Department of the China National Academy of Fine Art with an emphasis on the Zi Zhu Zhai traditional printmaking workshop.

 

 

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Muban Workshop at the China Exchange

On May 4th, the Muban Educational Trust and the China Exchange jointly presented… Read more

Jun 9th 2017

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Cityscapes: The Changing Faces of China

As part of the London Crafts Week, in collaboration with China Exchange, a… Read more

May 1st 2017

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MET joins London Crafts Weeks

The Muban Educational Trust, London Craft Week and China Exchange are jointly presenting… Read more

Apr 1st 2017

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Distant Shambhala – Woodcut Prints by Wang Bing

“I am fortunate, as I have chosen a path of life that belongs… Read more

Feb 21st 2017

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Reconstruction: Weimin He’s watercolours of the Weston Library

Dr Weimin He, painter and printmaker, trustee of the Muban Educational Trust, was… Read more

Jan 31st 2017

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Prizewinning Prints Exhibitions Continues….

After a successful opening on 14th October, the prizewinning prints exhibited at Sinolink… Read more

Jan 8th 2017