24 May 2016

Rewi Alley art collection goes online

From Nine To Noon, 11:22 am on 24 May 2016

New Zealander Rewi Alley's extraordinary story of connection to China's communist leadership helped establish the most extensive collection of Chinese art in New Zealand. The writer, activist and social reformer was born in South Canterbury, but lived in China for 60 years from 1927 until his death in 1987. The collection of nearly 1400 Chinese artifacts is held at the Canterbury Museum. Dr Richard Bullen from the University of Canterbury and historian, Associate Professor James Beattie from Waikato University talk to Kathryn Ryan about a new website dedicated to the Rewi Alley collection.