5th Oct 2013 – 2nd Feb 2014
De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam presents Ming: Emperors, Artists and Merchants in Ancient China. This exhibition tells the story of China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644). In collaboration with the Nanjing Museum, one of China’s leading museums, De Nieuwe Kerk will host an exclusive collection of original Ming artefacts, complemented by classic delftware from the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and a series of exquisite erotic drawings from the private collection of Ferdinand Bertholet.
Emperors, artists, and merchants
Visitors can marvel at sumptuous luxury items made exclusively for the Imperial Court, such as rare and precious yellow and green porcelain. Portraits, paintings on silk and grave goods will offer glimpses of ordinary lives in the Ming period. Also on display will be numerous examples of calligraphy and characteristic blue-and-white porcelain, formerly owned by wealthy Dutch burghers. These became coveted export items around this time. Delftware was a European response to this development; the exhibition will explore its similarities to and differences from Ming porcelain.… Read more ⤻
15th Mar - 17th Nov 2013
The present volume represents an accompanying publication to the exhibition “Qin – The eternal emperor and his terracotta warriors” at the Bernisches Historisches Museum.
The exhibition focuses on the formation of the Chinese Empire, the figure of the First Emperor (r. 246/221–210 BC) and his