Event Date: 22 November 2017
St James’s Piccadilly,
London W1J 9LL
Helen Mears (Keeper of World Art at Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton) – The James Henry Green Collection at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Colonel James Henry Green assembled a pre-eminent collection of textiles, photographs, notes, books and diaries from the northern hill states of Burma/Myanmar in the 1920s and 30s. In particular, Green’s documentation of life in Kachin State in northern Burma/Myanmar constitutes a rare if not unique visual record of life in this area at this time. In 1992, the James Henry Green Charitable Trust chose Brighton Museum & Art Gallery to be the long-term caretaker of the collection.
Helen is Keeper of World Art at Royal Pavilion & Museums and a lecturer and doctoral student at the University of Brighton. In this talk, she will introduce the Green collection and talk about its continuing relevance to Kachin people in and outside Burma/Myanmar.
Introduction by Louise Teague (Chair, ORTS):