China: Journey to the East
An exhibition exploring 3,000 years of Chinese culture and innovation opens in Sheffield next month. Here are just some of the fascinating objects on display
About the exhibition
December sees the opening of a new exhibition at Weston Park in Sheffield, displaying remarkable objects from the British Museum that explore some 3,000 years of Chinese culture and innovation.
The display represents the British Museum’s largest loan of Chinese artefacts to date and delves deep into China’s rich past to tell the story of thousands of years of innovation through over 100 objects.
Among the artefacts on display in the exhibition will be a 3,000-year-old fang ding – a food container placed in tombs for the dead to use in their journey to the spirit realm – and Ming dynasty ceramics depicting Chinese warrior gods and immortals.
China: Journey to the East is on show at Weston Park, Sheffield, from 17 December–9 April 2012 and admission is free. To find out more, visit the Museums Sheffield website.
Take a look at some of our other galleries, including the launch of Titanic and pioneers of polar exploration at www.historyextra.com/feature/galleries