Have you seen our new exhibition yet? 'Beauty and Diplomacy' The Malcolm MacDonald Collections
On until 14th January 2018 "I like beauty. I love beauty. I worship beauty in all its earthly forms". Thus spoke Malcolm MacDonald, whose adventures as a politian, diplomat and colonial administrator were perhaps only equalled by his passionate enthusiasm for the arts and collecting. Created in collaboration with the University of Leeds White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities, this exhibition celebrates the diplomat Malcolm MacDonald’s friendships with world leaders, master craftsmen, antique dealers and even Borneo head-hunters. The collections resulting from these friendships are now housed at the Oriental Museum and include beautiful objects from across Southeast Asia and his collection of Chinese ceramics spanning four thousand years of history.
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