The exquisite objects in the collection of the Museum of East Asian Art are now seen and enjoyed as wonderful works of art. However, many of them were originally utilitarian items used in daily life. From flower vessels to incense utensils, from writing tools to accessories, this exhibition remembers the original function of many objects in the Museum’s collection.
This exhibition was originally displayed at the first floor gallery in the Museum. This floor is currently closed following a burglary in April 2018. We have lost forty-eight objects from the incident.
We are currently raising funds to redeveloped the damaged galleries. Please click here if you would like to learn more about the incident and help us to restore the galleries.