Ming: 50 Years that Changed China at The British Museum
From 18 September 2014 to 5 January 2015
From the beginning to the middle of the 15th century, China was mainly run by one family: the Ming Dynasty. Find out more about this pivotal period in The BP exhibition: Ming: 50 Years that Changed China at the British Museum.
Based in Beijing, the dynasty established the city as the nation’s capital and built the world-famous Forbidden City from where China became a global superpower. This was a time in China’s history that allowed unrestricted access to the outside world; so many artists were able to witness and absorb all sorts of new techniques and influences from other nations. Combining these ideas with their own brilliant craftsmanship, they were able to create some of the most stunning paintings and artefacts ever produced.
Explore displays of some of the finest porcelain, gold, furniture and jewellery of the time. Collected from museums around the world, many rare items have never been seen before in public and it is the first time that an exhibition of this size has been held.
The show will take place in the stunning new Sainsbury exhibitions space and follows the museum’s big blockbuster Viking show that opened in March. It also comes seven years after the enormously successful Terracotta Army show – still the museum’s most popular after Tutankhamun.
If you are looking for accommodation for the duration of your visit, Nell Gwynn House Chelsea accommodation on Sloane Avenue is located just 5 minutes away from tube stations at Sloane Square and South Kensington and is therefore ideally placed to explore all the museums and exhibitions that London has to offer over the coming year.
For tickets, please visit The British Museum Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Tube: Russell Square, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road, Holborn