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John Thomson with two Manchu soldiers, Xiamen, Fujian, China

Travels of John Thomson in Asia, Siam and beyond


Travels of John Thomson in Asia, Siam and beyond

Exhibition curator Betty Yao will follow in Thomson's footsteps to explore the people and places he photographed and reveal the fascinating tale of how this unique collection has survived after 150 years.

Please pre-book your place on 0116 225 4920, free event (voluntarily donations welcomed).

Event to complement the Siam through the Lens of John Thomson 1865-66 exhibition opening on 9 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

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New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6ZG

Tel: +44 (0) 1162254900

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Event Time: (2 Mar 2019)
Saturday14:00 - 15:00



ancient egyptian mummyNew Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester City

Saturday, 9 February 2019 - Sunday, 31 March 2019

Siamese orchestra and dancersSiam through the Lens of John Thomson 1865-66
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