Emperor Qianlong

Golden Age of China – Treasures Ming to Qing at NGV, 2015

Golden Age of China – Treasures Ming to Qing at NGV, 2015

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An exhibition The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor (r.1736–1795) is coming to the National Gallery of Victoria, NGV International, 27 March – 21 June, 2015

Peabody Essex Museum at Salem – Opening Windows on the World

Peabody Essex Museum at Salem – Opening Windows on the World

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The Forbidden city shut down following the Chinese revolution of 1911 – 12 and its treasures gathered dust for a century until conserved in Forbes House Museum

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Giuseppe Castiglione – Painter @ Court of 3 Chinese Emperors

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Painter and Jesuit Priest Giuseppe Castiglione arrived in China in 1715 and passed his life at the Court of Emperors K’ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch’ien-lung