In a remarkable cultural exchange, 32 institutions in China are lending more than 160 objects to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for a show exploring the Qin and Han dynasties. Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (3 April-16 July), which covers around 440 years of history, examines the development of a cohesive Chinese Han ethnic identity in light of recent scholarship and archaeological digs conducted in the past 50 years. The show opens with a group of the celebrated terracotta warriors that guarded the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China.
Chinese institutions work with the Metropolitan for groundbreaking exhibition
'Age of Empires' explores the art of the Qin and Han dynasties
1 March 2017