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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 Muban Portfolio on exhibition at the Heilongjiang Museum of Art, China

In collaboration with The Heilongjiang Museum of Art, The Heilongjiang Print Acadamy, The… Read more

Aug 30th 2018

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Third MET Awards Prints at LOPF with ArtChina

ArtChina Ltd is participating in the London Original Print Fair at the Royal… Read more

Apr 28th 2018

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Katrine Levin Galleries takes on MET Awards artists

Katrine Levin Galleries, showcases and promotes exceptional contemporary artists from places less explored,… Read more

Apr 20th 2018

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The Third MET Printmaking Awards Result

The winners of the Third MET Printmaking Awards 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