Gold and Treasures from Ancient China

Gold and Treasures From Ancient China








Gold and Treasures From Ancient China

From December 1st 2022 to April 14th 2023, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts in Paris presents “Gold and Treasures, 3000 Years of Chinese Ornaments”, an exhibition showcasing over three thousand years of goldsmithing work in China, through a selection of masterpieces from the Mengdiexuan Collection.

On this occasion, a live online conversation will be broadcast from the exhibition.

“Gold is the most valuable thing in all the world because it is immortal and never gets rotten. Alchemists eat it, and they enjoy longevity.”
-Wei Boyang, alchemist

This Taoist text from the Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) reveals the importance of gold during that era. Since the 5th millennium BCE, gold has held a power of fascination and has been used by talented craftsmen to create jewelry and ornaments with a strong symbolic value.

The two exhibition curators, Valentina Bruccoleri, PhD in Chinese Art History, and Olivier Segura, Gemologist and Scientific Director at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, will embark us on a journey to the Chinese Empire through Central Asia, the Eurasian Steppes, Mongolia and the Himalayas, to discover ancestral skills that still fascinate us today.

This online conversation is free, by registration.

1 hour, 2 lecturers

Available in French, English

Join online via Zoom

Free. By Registration only.

Session for audience in Europe:

Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm (Paris Time)
in French

Session for audience in Asia Pacific:

Thursday, December 15th at 1:00 pm (Paris Time)
in English with simultaneous interpretation available in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese

Session for audience in the USA:

Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 pm (Paris Time)
in English

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