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Chen Rong, Nine Dragons (detail), 1244, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Photograph © 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Chen Rong, Nine Dragons (detail), 1244, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Photograph © 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Please note this exhibition has now closed, however, many of the activities can be adapted for use in the classroom and some information about the exhibition can still be accessed on the website.

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700–1900 is a temporary exhibition introducing the key themes and aesthetics of Chinese painting over a span of 1200 years. It brings together some of the finest examples of Chinese painting, the majority of which are being exhibited in Europe for the first time. Some of the paintings are so fragile that they have to be changed during the exhibition.

The resource provided below can be adapted for use with Primary or Secondary school groups.

Download the Teachers' Resource (PDF file 980 KB)

Download the Teachers' Resource Image Bank (PDF file 5.6 MB)

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Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (Hardback)||RHFPR

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (Hardback)||RHFPR

Painting has always been regarded by the Chinese as a supreme art, its merits equal to those of poetry and philosophy. The tradition can be traced ove…

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Event - Gallery Talk: Daoist objects in the V&A Collection

Thu 10 March 2016 13:00–14:00

GALLERY TALK: Daoism is the indigenous religious tradition of China. It has a rich history of cultural production but is often misunderstood. Join curator Yu-pink Lik to find out more about this profoundly important aspect of Chinese culture through objects currently on display in the T. T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art.

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