Staff at a museum in Bath have spoken of their heartbreak at the theft of priceless jade and gold artefacts as they prepare to open again with a bittersweet exhibition reflecting on health and wellbeing. The thieves got in through a first-floor window and targeted seven display cases containing culturally significant objects including jade figures. They ignored other items, suggesting the burglary was carefully planned. The reward of the job for us is showing the collection, the culture and art of east Asia to the general public and we were forced to close. The museum upgraded its security in so it could borrow objects from the British Museum but is having to review its arrangements again.
By using this website, it's assumed that you give consent for cookies to be used — read more here. The collection of 2, objects represents more than 7, years of the finest artistry and craftsmanship from China, Japan, Korea and South East Asia. Special exhibitions and events run throughout the year and the museum shop offers a range of unique East and Southeast Asian-inspired gifts and souvenirs.
I lived in S E Asia and China for about 20 years and collected a few items myself, so have a very Profile JOIN. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Museum of East Asian Art.