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Trust Today

The Muban Educational Trust and the promotion of the Chinese woodcut print: Since May 2009, the Trust has continued the aims of the Muban Foundation. The Directors of the Trust are well aware of the need to not only consolidate and extend the collection through further purchases, but also to develop a more vigorous approach to the work of scholarly enquiry, exhibitions, publications and a more general outreach through greater access and promotion. These aims are constrained only by a lack of funds and personnel.The Trust seeks to adopt a diverse and interactive approach in its support for printmaking in mainland China by providing a doorway to collectors, galleries, exhibitions and collaborative ventures for Chinese artists and to act as a single-minded guardian for this most important of China’s many inventions.

In 2010, the Trust was the enabling sponsor for and contributor to the Conference The Colour Print in China 1600-1800 held at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London in June 2010. The Conference invited scholars from China, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the USA and attracted delegates from museums, public collections together with private individuals with an interest in China.

In 2013 The Trust was given Charitable Status by the Charity Commissioners.

In 2014 the Trust completed the pictorial and biographical archive of the collection which will enable access by both specialists and non-specialists alike.

Academics, students and general visitors are welcome by appointment only by contacting:

Zheng Haiyao (Secretary ) or Anne Farrer (Administrator) at mubaninfo@gmail.com.

Intending visitors should be aware that only those works from the 1940s onwards are housed in Putney and available to view.

The Muban Trust

News

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The Third MET Printmaking Award Result

The winners of the Third MET Printmaking Award were announced on 14 February… Read more

Feb 15th 2018

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Chinese printmakers working with students at Eton College

The Muban Educational Trust and Xuyuan’s exhibition of contemporary Chinese woodblock prints continues… Read more

Sep 28th 2017

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Printing with Water – MET and Xuyuan Exhibition at Eton College Opens

The MET and Xuyuan exhibition, Printing with Water, opened at Eton College’s Drawing… Read more

Sep 25th 2017

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Printing with Water – MET’s exhibition at Eton College

The Muban Educational Trust and Xuyuan Printmaking Centre in Beijing are jointly presenting… Read more

Sep 17th 2017

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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