TAASA WALKTHROUGH OF THE NEW NGV ASIAN GALLERIES Ian Strachan – TAASA Review March 2013
On 27October 2012, TAASA members took up the opportunity of a guided walkthrough of the newly installed Asian galleries at the NGV, where curators Mae Anna Pang, Carol Cains and Wayne Crothers shared their expertise and their stories about the treasures they love. The first impression is of space and light.
These are no crowded galleries where objects are so jostled together that everything merges in the viewing.
There’s time to reflect, and space, for example, to walk round a 15th century Japanese ceramic jar to see the difference between its front and back glazing...