Antonia Lovelace 'Voices of Asia'


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A presentation about a new gallery at Leeds City Museum.

Presented at part of Heritage Show + Tell

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Antonia Lovelace 'Voices of Asia'

  1. 1. VOICES of ASIADeveloping a new World View gallery for Leeds City Museum Opening Spring 2014 Linking museum collections with Leeds communities
  2. 2. A Leeds couple, Harry and Amanda Lee, lent us this photofrom their wedding at the shrine of the Tenrikyo faith in Japanin 2000, for the Tales from Japan exhibition in 2001. They putus in touch with Mr Kato, of the Tenrikyo Mission in Leeds.
  3. 3. Dining at Little Tokyo, Centre St, Leeds you seekimonos on the walls and carp in a pond
  4. 4. Uchikakeweddingrobes,Japan,both withcrane andhairy turtlesymbols,1930s and1970s
  5. 5. Sim KeesupermarketLeeds In 2008 we worked with Leeds Chinese communities on Chinese Treasures for ‘China in Yorkshire’
  6. 6. New Yearbanner,China, c.1900
  7. 7. Taste the Orient supermarket, VicarLane, Leeds, where the tiger (2010)and dragon (2011) puppets werepurchased
  8. 8. Lion dancers arrive at Leeds Town Hall, Chinese New Year 2003
  9. 9. In Chinese Treasures at Lotherton Hall, 2008 a contemporary loan from K P Chan compared well with a Song dynastytable ornament, helping the audience see the peach is a symbol of long life.
  10. 10. The false beard worn by a LeedsYuk Ming opera performer in 2007 helped identify a 1900 museumfigure as being of an opera singer
  11. 11. In July 2012 Leeds chef andbusinesswoman, Hansa Dabhi,spoke at the Asian Expulsionfrom Uganda commemorativeevent at Leeds City Museumand provided tastings of EastAfrican Gujarati flavours,courtesy of her Hansasrestaurant, Leeds
  12. 12. Bangara shepherdcostume with mirrorwork, mid 20th centuryand Gujerati folkdance courtesy ofGarvi Gujerat Groupand SAA UK, 14 July2012. To left a beadedcushion cover,Gujerat, India, early20th century
  13. 13. For 2010 the Faith in the City projectworked with World Faithsrepresentatives in Leeds, including theLeeds Hindu Mandir, at 36 Alexandra Rd
  14. 14. Model Hindutemple made ofsola pith, c. 1900,from West Bengal
  15. 15. Durga killing the Krishna dancing with thedemon, small butterball, small bronze,bronze, 1880-1910 1880-1910
  16. 16. SAA UK (South Asian Arts UK)community display, Leeds gallery, LCMApril 2012, and young Leeds musiciansperforming at the launch
  17. 17. SAA UK (South Asian Arts UK) community display, Leeds gallery, LCM April 2012,photographs showing how a dancer prepares for a performance
  18. 18. Krishna playing the flute, 1900-Painting of Hanuman carrying Ram and Lakshman, 1900-1950 1930
  19. 19. Lamp in the shapeof a Hindu temple,India, and templebell and ladle withshivling, 1880-1910
  20. 20. GNNSJ Sikh Gurdwara,78 Lady Pit Lane, Beeston,South Leeds The Sikh Temple,Brandon way, off Chapeltown Road, LeedsModel of Golden Temple at Amritsar, 2000
  21. 21. Group presentation of thecompleted banner at LeedsMuseum Discovery Centre. Ithas since been on show atLeeds City Museum
  22. 22. Gold and giltjewellery, India,1890-1910.Reviewed andresearched byintern AmeenaMughal. Now onshow in theTreasuredexhibition, LeedsCity Museum
  23. 23. LM&G Islamic itemson show at theMakkah Masjidmosque in Burley,2010
  24. 24. Maitreya Buddhist Relic tour at Leeds CityMuseum during August Bank Holiday 2010,organised by the Jamyang Buddhist Centre
  25. 25. Maitreya Buddhist Relic tour at Leeds City Museum during August BankHoliday 2010, organised by the Jamyang Buddhist Centre A selection of our Buddhist items in the Introduction case in the World View gallery to welcome the Buddhist Relic Tour event
  26. 26. Chinese ink painting donated by the artist, 1980s and early Buddhist wall-painting on plaster
  27. 27. Get involved with VOICES of ASIA the new World View gallery for Leeds City MuseumWe are putting together an advisory network ofindividuals and organisations who want to help with this project:Launch date 29 November 2012 at Leeds City Museum, 5-7pmTo join in e-mail