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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

The Silk Road: A Journey to Central Asia

17 days | Starting at: $7,995
Sep 8, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021
Apr 13, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022

Featuring the Five “Stans” of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan
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Discovering Vietnam

15 days | Starting at: $4,997
Oct 21, 2021 - Nov 4, 2021
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Eternal Japan

13 days | Starting at: $7,184
Sep 12, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022
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