Take a trip through Japan at art gallery - The Leamington Observer

Take a trip through Japan at art gallery

Leamington Editorial 7th Jan, 2017   0

A JOURNEY to Japan awaits visitors to Leamington’s Art Gallery and Museum.

The exhibition Journey Through Japan will offer a trip through the landscape of Japan in the early 1900s via intricate lantern slide photographs from the era.

They were taken by Marjorie Bell, who was born in Edinburgh and brought up in Australia, and who in 1903 left her home on a sheep station at Shelford in Victoria to travel around Japan with her mother Hester and cousin Leslie.

During their two month journey through the country they took photographs and wrote a diary. This record of their visit will be displayed alongside items from Leamington Art Gallery and Museum’s own collection of Japanese objects, prints and ceramics.

The exhibition runs from January 20 to April 2, and admission is free.

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