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China Rediscovered: The Benaki Museum Collection of Chinese Ceramics

In summer 2016 an exhibition at The Benaki Museum, Athens showcased 90 Chinese ceramics, a selection from a total of 800 donated by the Chiot-origin London collector George Eumorfopoulos between 1929 and 1936.

George Manginis, author of the book China Rediscovered: The Benaki Museum Collection of Chinese Ceramics (2016), will present the history of the Eumorfopoulos donation to The Benaki Museum and will discuss the challenges, choices and outcomes of the wider project of researching and re-launching a collection of Chinese art in 21st century Greece.