This spectacular exhibition expands our experience of Ming art and artefacts beyond the famous blue and white porcelain to reveal the fascinating social, economic, artistic and architectural developments that have marked the Ming era as a Golden Age of Chinese history.

Ming: The Golden Empire is a stunning exhibition which tells the story of one of the most famous periods in Chinese history through a collection of more than 130 spectacular masterpieces of the Ming dynasty from Nanjing Museum, China.

Ming, literally translated as ‘brilliant’, was a long and stable dynasty which saw revolutionary social reform, technological advancement, the emergence of a burgeoning consumerism and a thriving culture of literature and arts.

The critically-acclaimed exhibition presents a collection of exquisite treasures which rarely leave China, from everyday objects once belonging to ordinary Ming subjects to rare and luxurious artefacts of the imperial court, offering visitors a unique rediscovery of the fascinating dynasty which ruled over China from 1368–1644.

 
 

EXHIBITION SPECIFICATIONS

Venue gallery size: 600–1,000 sqm

Venue ceiling height: 4 metres recommended

Conservation & security: High

Standard rental length: 16 weeks

 
 

Ming: The Golden Empire, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
 

Ming: The Golden Empire, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ming: The Golden Empire, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

Ming: The Golden Empire, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ming: The Golden Empire, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

 
 

Ming: The Golden Empire, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

 
 

Ming: The Golden Empire, CaixaForum, Palma, Spain

Ming: The Golden Empire, CaixaForum, Palma, Spain

 
 

Ming: The Golden Empire, CaixaForum, Palma, Spain