Europe and Asia have known each other for thousands of years. Commercial and political networks developed both on land – via the Silk Road – and over sea. Conquerors like Alexander the Great, Attila, and Genghis Khan set out in search of glory, wealth, and power. Travelers like Marco Polo, Zheng He, and Magellan were fascinated by riches, silk, spices, porcelain, etc. Trade opened the way for the spread of major religious and philosophical trends, inexhaustible sources of inspirations for art and culture.
‘A Passage to Asia. 25 Centuries of Exchange between Asia and Europe‘ is an exhibition which draws on the treasures of twenty different countries to highlight 2,500 years of exchange between Asia and Europe. It coincides with the ASEM 8 2010 Summit in Brussels.
Public at large
- Dr. Jan Van Alphen (Belgium)
- Dr. Kenson Kwok (Singapore)
- Dates and opening hours:
- Friday 25.06.2010 > Sunday 10.10.2010
- 10:00 > 18:00 (on Thursdays till 21:00)
- Place: Centre for Fine arts
- € 8,00: standard price
- € 5,00: over 60 / under 26 / groups / MYBOZAR
- € 3,00: jobseekers / schools / teachers
- Free acces: under 12
- Special events: on demand