Ming: A Golden Age 1400-1450

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10.30am
Bright and Dark:The Early Ming Emperors
Dr Frances Wood, Formerly Curator of Chinese Collections at the British Library

 12.00noon
Temples, Palaces and Connoisseurs: The Art and Culture of Ming Porcelain
 Dr Stacey Pierson, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Ceramics, SOAS, University of London

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China’ at the British Museum

Extraordinarily beautiful and rare porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculpture and textiles will be shown in this stunning exhibition which will focus on the years 1400-1450 during the rule of the powerful Ming dynasty. This was a period of great social and cultural change in China when Beijing was established as the capital city, the Forbidden City was built, and China enjoyed a period of unprecedented global contact with cities ranging from Kyoto to Mogadishu.  

Meeting Place
The Medical  Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1