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BBC ceramics expert Lars Tharp at new Bath museum show
Lars Tharp with Mountstuart dish
Lars Tharp will explore why Chinese ceramics became so highly-prized

BBC Antiques Roadshow regular and ceramics expert Lars Tharp is coming to Bath as part of a new exhibition at the city's Museum of East Asian Art.

He will give a lecture on "China Mania" - a love of Chinese ceramics which has gripped collectors since the 1500s.

The talk, on 6 September, is part of a new exhibition: Chinese Ceramics and the Early Modern World, which runs from 4 September until 12 December 2010.

The exhibition showcases ceramics made in China between 1300 and 1800.

Objects manufactured during this time became some of the most prized and universally-desired in the world.

The exhibition, which is in partnership with the University of Warwick's Global Jingdezhen Project, traces the journeys of Chinese ceramics throughout the early modern world.

Tickets for An evening with Lars Tharp, which begins at 5.30pm, cost £7 and can be bought via the museum shop or by calling the venue on 01225 464640.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sundays from 12pm until 5pm and 10am to 5pm most Bank Holiday Mondays. Entry costs £5 for adults, with concessions available.

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