REFLECTIONS OF ASIA: COLLECTORS AND COLLECTIONS – AN EXHIBITION AT MAAS – TAASA Review June 2018
Min-Jung Kim O nly about ten percent of the objects from Asia accumulated over nearly 140 years at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) has ever been on public display.
For the first time in its history MAAS, also known as the Powerhouse Museum, focuses on the breadth of our Asian collection with the exhibition Reflections of Asia: Collectors and Collections.
Reviewing the store of some 10,000 objects led to an exhibition trajectory which documents the change in collecting trends from the 19th century colonial view of exotic curiosities to contemporary global concerns. Lacquer box with cover, cinnabar lacquer, Qianlong Period (1736-1795), Qing Dynasty, China, MAAS Collection...