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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. Please note that only those prints from the 1940s onwards are housed in Putney and available to view.

Please contact

Zheng Haiyao (Secretary ), Dr David Barker & Dr Anne Farrer (Senior Research Fellows) at

mubaninfo@gmail.com

Our address (visit by appointment only)

Unit 5 Ashburton Centre, 276 Cortis Road, London SW15 3AY

 

 

 

The Muban Trust

News

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Liu Jing, Master Series, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, USA

Liu Jing is the Second Price Winner of the Third Muban Printmaking Award…. Read more

Apr 14th 2020

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Fourth Muban Award winners announced

The winners of the Fourth Award were announced on 24 February 2020. First… Read more

Feb 27th 2020

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Muban Award artist Li Wenpeng exhibited at the British Musuem

Muban Award artist Li Wenpeng’s print Once Upon a time there is a… Read more

Jan 30th 2020

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Chinese –English Glossary Book Launch

Book launch at the Royal China Restaurant. A modest book launch for the Chinese… Read more

Dec 10th 2019

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“Tower of the Winds: Works on Paper” by Weimin He

Tower of the Winds: Works on Paper by Weimin He is published by Oxford… Read more

Feb 28th 2019

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Chinese Woodblock Prints: Context & Practice – exhibition continues

Chinese Woodblock Prints: Context & Practice, an exhibition jointly presented by the Muban… Read more

Jan 25th 2019