Vancouver Art Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum
8” x 5”
Illustrations: 70 colour, 2 black and white
Edited by: Daina Augaitis, Timothy Brook, Chen Shen, Wen-chien Cheng
Contributors: Timothy Brook, Chen Shen, Wen-chien Cheng
This guidebook offers an intimate overview of the Palace Museum's vast collection of rare objects produced for and collected by the emperors of China. Centring on items that have rarely been seen outside of China, it features full-colour reproductions and detailed descriptions of individual objects, their owners and their broader contexts. This publication is an invaluable resource and keepsake for those interested in China’s imperial past.
The Forbidden City guidebook accompanies the first major Canadian presentation from the Palace Museum’s Collection in Beijing, organized by the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, and the Palace Museum and presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015.