Curator Led Viewing of Tang

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Curator Led Viewing of Tang

Treasures from the Silk Road Capital

Join Cao Yin, curator of this exhibition, for a TAASA members only walk through. Yin will provide a general overview but will focus in particular on the exhibition’s extensive ceramics and on the very special objects sent from the Famen temple.

Discover the golden age of China with treasures of gold, silver and glass, as well as ceramics, sculptures and mural paintings from the Tang Empire.

While much of Europe was still in the Dark Ages, the Tang Empire (618-907) was the most powerful realm in the world. At the heart of Tang was its ancient capital, Chang’an (present day Xi’an). Located at the start of the famous Silk Road trade route, this cosmopolitan metropolis was renowned for its great wealth, sophistication and cultural diversity.

Tang: treasures from the Silk Road capital explores life in Chang’an during the Tang Empire. Each artefact carries a story from this extraordinary time; from the freedom and power of women to innovations in fashion and music, from the elevation of tea culture to religious tolerance and the rise and fall of Buddhism.

The exhibition also features Pure Land: inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang, an augmented-reality installation developed at City University Hong Kong in conjunction with the Dunhuang Academy, that transports you to an ancient Buddhist grotto within theUNESCO World Heritage listed ‘Caves of the Thousand Buddhas’– one of the world’s most remarkable, and now inaccessible, heritage sites along the Silk Road.

RSVP Required: to Jillian Kennedy at or 02 9958 7378 (limited spots available)

How to Pay:

1. By EFT:

The Asian Arts Society of Australia

BSB: 012 003 Account: 2185 28414

Please provide “your name Tang” as a reference

2. By credit card via this website (see booking button above right).

3. By cheque prior to event (TAASA, PO Box 996, Potts Point, NSW 2011)


22 June, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
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