Exhibition: China in Perspective
While exploring Chinese works of art, it is definitely true that there’s more to it than meets the eye.
The Chinese symbolic language goes far beyond the boundaries of the physical world.
Traditional Chinese garden design connects the realm of the physical with that of the ideal.
Read about this story of mutual discovery in Part 1 of 'Jesuits in China'
Learn about the events that would lead the Jesuits to be banned from China for almost 100 years.
Exploring the stereotypical way Chinese women have been portrayed in Western media
Produced by Chinese craftsmen, these paintings were souvenirs that symbolised global trade
The Empress Dowager Cixi ruled China in the latter half of the 19th century, the last woman to rule China
This native of China is believed to be the most faithful bird species in the world
These iconic ships have long been one of the defining symbols of Chinese naval warfare, travel and trade.
This gallery explores how motifs and objects from China took over the West and elegantly influenced its tastes
We sliced up some of China’s most popular fruits into this colourful gallery.
Did you know that China produces almost a third of the world’s rice?
Mandarins were important public officials & bureaucrats, playing a vital role in the country's imperial history.
The idea of opposite forces complementing each other is at the core of many belief systems.
Browse collections relating to China from cultural heritage institutions across Europe