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Barry Till

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Barry Till is a curator 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

Discovering Vietnam

16 days | Starting at: $4,597
Nov 27, 2017 - Dec 12, 2017
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Classic China Featuring Tibet

19 days | Starting at: $7,187
Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018

Including a Yangtze River Cruise
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