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Barry Till

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Barry Till is a Curator Emeritus of Asian art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Canada. With a wide-ranging knowledge of Asia's history, archaeology, and cultures, Barry has travelled extensively and lectured on numerous expeditions—including trips to China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar—for more than thirty years. He has published more than 100 exhibition catalogues (including The Buddhist Arts of Asia), books, and articles on various Asian art topics, and is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker. In 2008, Barry received the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Museums Association. He speaks Chinese, holds degrees in Far Eastern Studies, and studied at Oxford and at Nanjing University in China.

Upcoming Tours

Exploring Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia

17 days | Starting at: $8,395
Oct 5, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
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Treasures of Southeast Asia

13-16 days | Starting at: $6,945
Jan 31, 2023 - Feb 15, 2023

Featuring Bali, Singapore, Thailand, and Angkor Wat
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Eternal Japan

13 days | Starting at: $7,784
Apr 3, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023
Sep 13, 2023 - Sep 25, 2023
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