Kun Opera cOLLECTIONS at

Museum of Archelology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

The key collections about Kun Opera at MAA are Chinese classical musical collection donated by Laurence Picken. Laurence Picken is a Cambridge biologist and zoologist and also made a great contribution to Classical Chinese studies, attracting research students from all over the world. By the 1970s, he had made Cambridge an international centre for ethnomusicology. During his research, Laurence collected 700 Oriental musical instruments, and more than 100 objects are Chinese and most of them were played in Kun Opera. 
 
 
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Museum of Archelology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

MAA has one of the most important collections of its kind in the UK, with artefacts and from every inhabited continent in the world and every period of human history and prehistory. Since its establishment in 1884 it has been a centre for teaching and research within the University. The Museum hosts several major international research projects and collaborates with international partners on many more.