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17 April 2018 – 25 July 2018

It will be the first time when the collection of the Shanghai Museum will be demonstrated in the Moscow Kremlin Museums. The exhibition is dedicated to the Ming dynasty epoch (1368–1644), one of the most vivid pages in the wealthiest heritage of China. Experts call that period – the "extension of knowledge", as the interest in art, literature and music, intimate knowledge of philosophical and historical tractates becomes a real cult. This very body of knowledge and interests is known as “scholarship” in China.


This catalogue accompanies the exhibition "Ming Dynasty: The Radiance of Knowledge" hold at the Moscow Kremlin Museums (April-July 2018) and presenting over a hundred and fifty items from the Shanghai Museum. Four sections of the publication offer most characteristic and vivid aspects of Ming culture. The "Scholar's Studio" section introduces the key "treasures" of the man of education of the Ming dynasty (1348-1644); the "Passion for Antiquity" tells about imitating the finest pieces of art dating back to more ancient times. The third section called "Porcelain Pleiad of the Ming Dynasty" is related to the art of porcelain which flowered at that time; and the "Treasures Discovered in Ming Tombs" allows us to get acquainted with a fascinating set of statuettes of an honorary escort, comprising sixty-six figures. The catalogue is of interest to both specialists and a wide audience of amateurs of Chinese culture. Price: 2,000 RUB.



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