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The Printed Image in China ­ from the 8th to the 21st centuries The British Museum, London 6 May ­ 5 September 2010 A history of 1,300 years of Chinese printing using the Museum’s collection, with around 120 images from the 8th century CE to the present. For further information go to: www.britishmuseum.org FRANCE Pakistan ­ Where civilisations meet ­ 1st ­ 6th centuries ­ Gandharan Art Guimet Museum, Paris 21 April -16 August Jointly organised by the Guimet Museum and the National Art and Exhibition Centre of Germany in Bonn, it includes Buddhist statues, low reliefs from temples and stupas alongside terracotta and stucco items from monasteries or palaces. For further information go to: www.guimet.fr IRELAND Muraqqa Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 25 June – 3 October 2010 Focuses on a group of six outstanding illustrated albums (muraqqa`s) compiled in India between about 1600 and 1658 for the Mughal emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan.

For further information go to: www.cbl.ie JAPAN The Birth of Chinese Civilization Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo 6 July ­ 5 September 2010 Features artifacts excavated from China’s Henan province, the home of China’s dynastic capitals from the Shang to Northern Song dynasties.

For further information go to: www.tnm.go.jp/en ...