China on a Plate

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Date: 23 November 2019 to 8 May 2020

Many beautiful artefacts that are classified as Chinese ‘art’ were originally made for daily purposes and were not meant to be displayed in a museum or collected by enthusiasts as they are today. In fact, a large percentage of objects within the MEAA’s collections were originally used as food or drinking vessels. This exhibition explores the culture of food and drink in China through a wide range of vessels made of different materials and used by various social classes over centuries.

The exhibition is the result of a joint research project between the Museum and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. A complementary exhibition will be shown at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS from 10 January to 21 March 2020.
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Many beautiful artefacts that are classified as Chinese ‘art’ were originally made for daily purposes and were not meant to be displayed in a museum or collected by enthusiasts as they are today. In fact, a large percentage of objects within the MEAA’s collections were originally used as food or drinking vessels. This exhibition explores the culture of food and drink in China through a wide range of vessels made of different materials and used by various social classes over centuries.

The exhibition is the result of a joint research project between the Museum and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. A complementary exhibition will be shown at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS from 10 January to 21 March 2020.
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