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Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 10:30

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868 - 1872

William Schupach

Librarian, Prints Photographs Paintings and Drawings,

Wellcome Library, London

Beijing World Art Museum


Zhonghua Shiji Tan

Shijie Yishuguan

Haidian Qu, 9A Fuxing Lu

The Beijing World Art Museum presents the first ever exhibition devoted to the China images of 19th century Scottish photographer John Thomson. The exhibition comes from the world renowned Wellcome Collection in London and will tour four venues in China.

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868 - 1872 is an historic photographic exhibition including one hundred and fifty images taken in China between 1868 and 1872. The exhibition includes a wide variety of images, themes and locations in China from Beijing to Fujian to Guangdong including landscapes, people, architecture, domestic and street scenes. The show in Beijing will be accompanied by several displays of original clothes from the era.