Shin Hanga: The New Prints of Japan 1900-1960

Nov 07, 08:11 AM

The Royal Museum of Art and History has an exceptionally well preserved collection of Japanese woodblock prints dating from before the 20tth century, and presented an exhibition selected from its collection in 2016-2017 which had a huge success.  However the museum has a very small collection of Shin Hanga which are the prints that were produced during the renaissance of the artform in the first half of the 20th century. So the museum is very pleased to have been able to augment its Shin Hanga with prints from collections from around the world to present an exhibition that takes up where the previous exhibition left off.  Nathalie Vandeperre, Curator for the museum's East Asian collections and co-curator of the Exhibition Shin Hanga tells us what to expect.