Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T2
July 5, 2016 (Tue) - August 28, 2016 (Sun)
Have you ever looking inside a Buddhist statue? Most people never get a chance to do this because at museums, artworks are neatly lined up and people look at them from the front. But there’s more to art than meets the eye! Each artwork actually has an “outside” that everyone can see, and also an “inside” that’s usually hidden.
When people working at museums study artworks, they look at them in many different ways, turning them upside down and looking inside them. By doing this, they can unlock the secrets of these artworks, finding out how they were made and what they were used for. We can discover a lot about art by looking in these hidden places, so let’s get started!