Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Specialist Tour | Ukiyo-e Japanese Prints

Specialist Tour | Ukiyo-e Japanese Prints
Dates and times
24th Sep 2024
2:30PM - 3:30PM
All ages
Ukiyo-e, or ‘pictures of a floating world’, was known for several genres depicting specific aspects of Japanese life. Artists created woodblock prints and paintings featuring beautiful women, shunga or “pictures of spring”, kabuki theatre actors, as well as bird and flower images and landscapes. Prints by artists like Utamaro reflected not only changing standards of beauty in Japanese culture, but the artist's sensibility. 

The French term Japonisme refers to the popularity and influence of Japanese art and design among European artists in the 19th century.  Famous artists like Degas, Monet, and Van Gogh all fell under the influence of this wave of Japanese art. Dr Yupin Chung, Curator of East Asian Art, guides us on a fascinating journey to explore the concepts, styles, and trends of Ukiyo-e.


Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

FREE but limited to 15 spaces. Please email or phone 0141 276 9300 to book your place.

Image: Japanese woodblock print by Kitagawa Utamaro © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is located on the right, past the reception, approximately 14m from the main entrance. 

Assistance dogs

Hearing loop

Wheelchair access

Baby changing

Baby feeding



Photography and video recording

Free wifi

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By Train

GMRC is a short walk from Nitshill train station, and the path is clearly signposted. Trains run regularly between Nitshill and Glasgow Central train station with a reduced service on Sunday.

By Bus

First Bus services 10 and 57 stop near the venue.


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