The Collection

Catalogue of Early Chinese Textiles from The Lloyd Cotsen Collection - The forthcoming publication will focus on 60 Chinese textiles dating from the Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1046-771 BCE) through the Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 220CE). An article by Dr. Zhao Feng, Executive Director of the China National Silk Museum, will discuss the importance of Silk Road trade on Chinese textile design, the genesis of design motifs in early Chinese textiles, weaving technology, and the use and significance of different fibers.  The publication will feature full-view images of all the textiles and detail images of select textiles.

Box Project Grant to RAM - In February 2013, CFAR gave the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, a grant to commission contemporary American artists to create one-of-a-kind fiber art works for the Textile Traces Box Project. Continue reading...

Chinese Bronze Mirrors Gift to Shanghai Museum - In May 2012, the Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors were gifted to the Shanghai Museum in Shanghai, China. The mirrors will be on display November 15, 2012 through January 20, 2013. Continue reading...

Exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens - An exhibition of the Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors opened at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California on Saturday, November 12, 2011 and ended May 14, 2012. The exhibition was funded by the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research.

Read the Los Angeles Times article: 'Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirrors' at the Huntington give broad view

Publication of Scholarly Books about the Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors - The exhibition at The Huntington coincided with the publication of two volumes: The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors - Volume I: Catalogue and The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors - Volume II: Studies. The first volume includes full-color plates of the mirrors and the second volume features essays by world-renowned experts and scholars.

The Cotsen Cuneiform Collection Gift to UCLA Library Special Collections - The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING (formerly Cotsen Family Foundation) gifted the Cotsen Cuneiform Collection of 189 tablets of ancient school texts to the UCLA Library Special Collections in Los Angeles, California in March 2011. Dating primarily from the Old Babylonian Period (2000-1600 BCE), the tablets cover topics such as grammar, history, literature, math, art, accounting, music, and law. In 2008, the Cotsen Occasional Press published Education in the Earliest Schools: Cuneiform Manuscripts in the Cotsen Collection by Mark Wilson. The tablets will be available for viewing and research at the Charles Young Research Library on the UCLA campus. The gift was accompanied by an endowment from the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research to the UCLA Foundation for the preservation and exhibition of the collection.










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