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March 1July 25, 2018

Exhibition “Ming Dynasty: the Shine of Erudition”

Open until July 25
10am – 5pm

The exposition devoted to one of the most colorful pages in the history of China, the culture of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), will unfold in the halls of the Patriarch's Palace and the Dormition Belfry. The fascination with art, literature, music, deep knowledge of philosophical and historical treatises was at that time was its own culture. And all of that the medieval China put in the notion of "erudition".
"The exhibition continues the tradition of cooperation between the Moscow Kremlin Museums and the Shanghai Museum that started in 2012 with the display of the Faberge collection in Shanghai. In 2015, we presented the project "The Armory Treasury of Russian Autocrats", which was visited by 642,948 people over the course of three months – a very impressive statistics, even for China. In reply, an April exhibition devoted to the culture of the Ming Dynasty – the most important period in the history of the Celestial Empire – will open in Moscow. All the things presented to the museum guests will be displayed in Russia for the first time and will allow them to get acquainted with a wide range of art trends and feel the fascination of time, "said Elena Gagarina, Director General of Moscow Kremlin Museums.
One of the main exhibited objects will be a magnificent procession: a set of 66 porcelain figures of an honorary escort that includes scientists, military, musicians, all mounted or on foot, young and old, dressed according to their rank and social status. The group was found in the burial place of representatives of the imperial family, but its exact affiliation is unknown. The fact that such an escort was placed in the tomb meant that even after death, a person would occupy high posts and enjoy the same benefits as when alive. The richly decorated set is well preserved and executed with an amazing attention to detail.
The exhibition emphasizes that the intellectuals of medieval China were enthusiastic connoisseurs of the art works. Different items made of jade and bronze, carved lacquers and cloisonne enamels will be displayed. They served not only interior or clothing decorations, but were also the collection parts.
Guests will witness the unique furniture of the Ming Dynasty period with distinctive lines and distinguished wood carvings: part of the exhibition space recreates the interior of the intellectual cabinet.
The trademark of the Ming dynasty is porcelain, highly appreciated by the specialists and considered to be the pinnacle in the production of "white gold". It is at this era that the masters developed colored glaze and create the technology of overglaze painting. Exhibition guests will be able to admire the exquisite products made by ceramists of this period.

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Open until July 25
10am – 5pm

The exposition devoted to one of the most colorful pages in the history of China, the culture of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), will unfold in the halls of the Patriarch's Palace and the Dormition Belfry. The fascination with art, literature, music, deep knowledge of philosophical and historical treatises was at that time was its own culture. And all of that the medieval China put in the notion of "erudition".
"The exhibition continues the tradition of cooperation between the Moscow Kremlin Museums and the Shanghai Museum that started in 2012 with the display of the Faberge collection in Shanghai. In 2015, we presented the project "The Armory Treasury of Russian Autocrats", which was visited by 642,948 people over the course of three months – a very impressive statistics, even for China. In reply, an April exhibition devoted to the culture of the Ming Dynasty – the most important period in the history of the Celestial Empire – will open in Moscow. All the things presented to the museum guests will be displayed in Russia for the first time and will allow them to get acquainted with a wide range of art trends and feel the fascination of time, "said Elena Gagarina, Director General of Moscow Kremlin Museums.
One of the main exhibited objects will be a magnificent procession: a set of 66 porcelain figures of an honorary escort that includes scientists, military, musicians, all mounted or on foot, young and old, dressed according to their rank and social status. The group was found in the burial place of representatives of the imperial family, but its exact affiliation is unknown. The fact that such an escort was placed in the tomb meant that even after death, a person would occupy high posts and enjoy the same benefits as when alive. The richly decorated set is well preserved and executed with an amazing attention to detail.
The exhibition emphasizes that the intellectuals of medieval China were enthusiastic connoisseurs of the art works. Different items made of jade and bronze, carved lacquers and cloisonne enamels will be displayed. They served not only interior or clothing decorations, but were also the collection parts.
Guests will witness the unique furniture of the Ming Dynasty period with distinctive lines and distinguished wood carvings: part of the exhibition space recreates the interior of the intellectual cabinet.
The trademark of the Ming dynasty is porcelain, highly appreciated by the specialists and considered to be the pinnacle in the production of "white gold". It is at this era that the masters developed colored glaze and create the technology of overglaze painting. Exhibition guests will be able to admire the exquisite products made by ceramists of this period.

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