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Muban Educational Trust

The Muban Educational Trust (MET), previous known as the Muban Foundation, is a small charitable organisation based in London.

It is dedicated to raising the profile and re-vitalizing the field of contemporary Chinese printmaking.

MET administers a collection of more than 6500 Chinese woodblock prints from the last 250 years with a particular emphasis on prints from the late 20th century.

The Muban Education Trust Woodblock Printmaking Award

In order to identify and reward young talents in contemporary Chinese printmaking, MET offers an annual printmaking award which invites submissions from young printmakers from all areas of mainland China. The first and second MET Awards were held in 2015 and 2016. 130 young Chinese artists from many parts of China applied for the 3rd Award with a selection of their current work initially sent as digital images. Working from these images a shortlist of 15 applicants was agreed.  The shortlisted artists were then invited to send three original prints to MET’s London office.The winners of the Third Award were announced on 14 February 2018.

The judges of the MET prints Awards are:

Anne Farrer – Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the Muban Educational Trust

David Barker – The Muban Educational Trust

Weimin He – Ruskin School of Art

Clarissa von Spee – The British Museum

Kevin McLoughlin – Independent Scholar