Silesia Rediviva: The Baroque period in Silesia -- Collection of Art and Handicrafts from the National Museum in Wrocław, Poland
December 18, 2018 - March 24, 2019 Time: 9:00 - 17:00 (closed on Mondays) Venue: Room A, B1
——Exhibition Overview——


Being strongly promoted and supported by the Embassy of China in Poland in 2016, the Capital Museum of China and the National Museum in Wrocław of Poland launched one of their most significant projects to set up a program-exchange of importing and exporting exhibitions in reciprocity. The two museums also signed an agreement which laid a foundation for a long-term strategic cooperative relationship thereafter.

On December 11th 2017, Capital Museum held an exhibition of Chinese People's Life in the Time of Late Ming Dynasty at the National Museum in Wrocław, Poland. A vivid picture of the life of the literati, religious beliefs and, a prosperous city life in the Ming dynasty during the 16th and 17th centuries was revealed through more than 106 exhibits to the audience in Poland. The exhibition was a huge success with a total of nearly 30,000 visitors in three months. It was observed that much attention was attracted by the exhibition in the city of Wrocław which has a total population of only 600,000. While the exhibition was taking place, during the Chinese New Year; another event hosted by both museums, called “Reading the Cities — Collaborating with Different Cultures: Sending New Year Messages Online Between China and Poland” was on. The directors of the two museums and audiences from both countries sent out Chinese New Year blessings and best wishes to each other over the internet. Not only was the event an occasion for the people in understanding the extensive history of both cities of Beijing and Wrocław; it was also a great opportunity in strengthening connections and friendship between the two countries.

2018 is the year of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence as well as the year of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National Museum in Wrocław. Moreover, we are going celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishing of diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Poland in 2019. In such a special occasion, it is of great significance that our two museums have been cooperating to host the exhibition of Silesia-Rediviva: the Baroque period in Silesia - Collection of Art and Handicrafts from the National Museum in Wrocław, Poland. Mr. Piotr Oszczanowski, the Director of the National Museum in Wrocław, has attached great importance to the exhibition and devoted himself to the curatorial work and carefully selected the most distinctive paintings and sculptures in the Baroque era in Silesia to share the magnificent artistic accomplishments and cultural creations achieved in the second half of the 17th century. Although what we could explore from the exhibition about the history of Silesia is merely a small part in the entire European history, it presents us an epitome of European art as a whole. We hope that the exhibition will assist the audience to have a glimpse into various evens and occasions in history; and it will also open up a new window through which different scenes might be viewed. Long may the friendship between the people of China and Poland last!

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