21 February 2018

Japanese Prints Appeal a Roaring Success

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), The Hollow of the Deep-sea
Wave off Kanagawa
An appeal was launched to the Friends at the end of October 2017, to help raise funds to conserve some Japanese prints held in the Bristol collection. Within just two months the target was met - 105 individual Friends have donated £10,150, including gift aid, between them. 

We can now look forward to an exhibition of Japanese Prints starting in September of this year (2018). The exhibition will run for 12 months. As the prints are so light sensitive, none of them can go on display for a full year, so instead the museum will exhibit three different selections of prints throughout the year.