A free, open to the public, exhibition will be taking place in the Gallery space of the University’s Art, Architecture & Design Building from the 21 September to 2 October.
The exhibition in Project Space Plus includes 17th-century books about China from the Wren Library, Lincoln Cathedral, and chinoiserie chairs, lamps, a leather screen, and samples of chinoiserie wallpaper from the Queen Mother’s State Apartment at Kensington Palace. The exhibit also features artefacts of the tea trade, as well as 20th-century replicas of the famous Chinese terracotta soldiers.
A free academic symposium, booking required, will take place in the historic Lincoln Cathedral, within the Wren Library on 24 September.
Symposium Speakers include:
Members of Crick Smith University of Lincoln, Maker Lab & Lincoln Technology Hub: Soldiering On: The Crick-Smith Conservation Effort
Dr Yupin Chung, University of Glasgow: ThE TrAnquility of Mind
Professor Marcos Martinón-Torres, UCL: The making of the Terracotta Army: technological knowledge and organisation
Dr Will Poole, New College, Oxford: 17th-century British sinology
Dr Anna Marie Roos, University of Lincoln: Diego de Pantoja and 17th-century conceptions of lunar voyages
Professor Paul Stephenson, University of Lincoln, will introduce the proceedings.
Symposium booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium details: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/whatson/eventsconferences/history-heritage-symposium-and-exhibition-2015.html