In the past decade, thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, the National Museum of China (NMC) has recently collected over 400,000 pieces of precious cultural relics including bronzes, Buddhist sculptures, calligraphy, paintings, rubbings, porcelains, furniture, lacquerware, and jadeware.

They have high historical and artistic value and are retrieved from private and overseas collectors and some of them have been added to general history displays or thematic displays. There’s a story behind each of these relics which witness the hard work of our staff and the good will of donators. This exhibition is specially planned to show these relics to more audience. We’ve selected over 100 pieces (sets) of representative cultural relics that have been collected by the NMC in recent years and the exhibition is composed of five units: bronzes, calligraphy & paintings, sculptures, handicrafts, and treasures returned from overseas.

We hope that the audience would appreciate the historical and artistic value of these exhibits and further understand the significance of cultural relic solicitation to inspire their passion for outstanding traditional Chinese culture and enhance their awareness of cultural heritage protection.