fredag 30 mars 2012
V&A in China
The Victoria and Albert Museum possesses one of the most comprehensive and important collections of Chinese art in the west, amounting to over 15,000 objects, with fine examples from all branches of Chinese art including ceramics, jade, metalwork, lacquer, textiles, furniture, sculpture, ivory, bamboo, rhinoceros horn, glass, paintings, manuscripts and prints. The collection has particular strength in the applied arts of later dynastic China, after AD1500, and the V&A continues to collect actively, with a focus on excellent examples of contemporary art and design. Five Chinese-speaking members of V&A staff contribute to projects relating to China. Visitors to the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art and in the Robert H N Ho Family Foundation Gallery of Buddhist Sculpture can read our gallery labels both in English and Chinese. The Museum possesses one of the most comprehensive and important collections of Chinese art dating from 3000 BC to the present time. The T.T.Tsui Galleru displays magnificent textiles, exquisite porcelain and elegant furniture among the many treasures of the finest quality and design. They are displayed according to use - living, eating and drinking, burial, the court, temple worship and collecting.