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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

Classic China Featuring Tibet

19 days | Starting at: $7,487
Sep 26, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019

Including a Yangtze River Cruise
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Singapore, Thailand, and Angkor Wat

14 days | Starting at: $7,990
Feb 22, 2020 - Mar 6, 2020

Featuring The Eastern & Oriental Express
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Eternal Japan

13 days | Starting at: $6,857
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020
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A Cruise along Vietnam’s Coast

15 days | Starting at: $6,695
Nov 3, 2020 - Nov 17, 2020

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City And featuring Cambodia's Angkor Wat
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