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quinta-feira, 6 de agosto de 2015

Museu de Zhejiang exibe antigas peças de porcelana -- The General Information section provides a broad range overview of Zhejiang University.

Uma exposição de peças que representam mais de 2.000 anos de história da porcelana chinesa está aberta ao público no Museu Provincial de Zhejiang, em Hangzhou, sudeste da China.

Focalizada na "Rota Marítima de Porcelana", a exibição apresenta 185 relíquias culturais de porcelana criadas e exportadas desde a antiga Dinastia Han até a Dinastia Qing, que terminou em 1911.

As peças foram emprestadas pelos Museus de Macau, de Guangdong e de Arte de Hong Kong.

A exposição ainda mostra a influência chinesa no desenvolvimento das artes dos países asiáticos e europeus.

fonte: @edisonmariotti #edisonmariotti


Introduction to Zhejiang University

The General Information section provides a broad range overview of Zhejiang University.

The University Motto: Zhejiang University encourages all its faculty members and students to follow the spirit of "pursuing the truth, being rigorous and earnest, exerting oneself for never-ending progress, and pioneering new trails". In short, the university motto is "Seeking the Truth and Pioneering New Trails".

Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum under Construction

On the afternoon of November 5, the groundbreaking ceremony of Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum was held at the construction site of the museum on Zijingang campus. The museum covers an area of 50 acres and a building area of 25,000 square meters. To be open in 2015, the museum is designed to be a high-level international art history teaching museum in terms of its function, space and facilities. The museum is designed by the internationally renowned museum design agency Gluckman Mayner Architects.

The project of Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum was proposed by Zhejiang University and internationally renowned art historian, honorary professor of Princeton University Fang Wen. Prof. Fang is the founder of research on Chinese art history in western world and is committed to the development of Chinese art history. In recent years, Fang has provided important support and guidance to the construction of Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum. On this special occasion, he sent a congratulatory letter for the groundbreaking ceremony.

In his letter, Mr. Fang Wen said that Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum bears the dreams of their generation of Chinese scholars and their anticipation for the next generation. He was looking forward to the completion of China’s first world-class teaching museum of art history at Zhejiang University. “For more than half a century, Chinese art history developed from zero in the western world and experienced a difficult process of continuous improvement. Our generation of scholars witnessed and contributed to the process. Now it’s time for study of Chinese art history to return to the motherland. It has become a top priority to popularize education of art history and to build high standard teaching museums of art history at Chinese universities.”

President Yang Wei said, “The commencement of construction of Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum marked not only the construction of west Zijingang campus, but also an important step in cultural inheritance and innovation.” The inheritance of civilization and promotion of culture are important missions of a modern university. A high-level university museum will provide teachers and students with access to exploration of world civilization, and will have a positive and far-reaching impact for the improvement of levels of the university and city, the development of humanities and social sciences, and promotion of public cultural literacy. Yang expressed the expectation that the museum can be built into a landmark project and would expand collection resources, carry out high-level research, strengthen publicity and promotion, improve efficiency, and facilitate the sharing of teaching and research resources so as to make itself a first-class academic institution with international and regional impact.

What is the concept of a teaching museum? Will it be free in the future? What are the treasures of the museum? Miao Zhe, Director of Zhejiang University Art and Archaeology Research Center, interpreted “Our ideal art and archaeological museum”.

Miao Zhe explained that understanding art history is an important way to correctly understand the diversity of human civilization and globalization. With two themes of “art history” and “teaching”, Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum differs from other public museums in its collection and functions. It not only displays collections; more importantly, it will teach people how to use physical historical materials. In other words, it’s committed to enhance people’s visual literacy skills on the basis of providing visual resources. For students on campus, they can complete a large number of art history courses at the museum, enhancing their visual literacy skills. For the public, the museum will provide more historical information about collections from a professional perspective. “In this perspective, Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum doesn’t have any greatest treasures because the treasures here are the information that can interpret history. Here, bronze and clay mold for manufacturing bronze are equally important.” To this end, Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum will take it as a long-term goal to cover collections of all human civilizations and different eras of art, and will be open to the public for free in an appropriate means. Both porcelains and porcelain tiles will be displayed. It will also provide educational activities such as lectures, seminars, movies, performances and so on.

"To understand past civilizations we mainly rely on written historical records and physical historical materials such as works of arts. Traditionally people attach more important to written historical records. But museums, especially teaching museums, focus on and emphasize physical historical materials, which is about visual literacy.” According to Miao Zhe, major American universities including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Princeton all have teaching museums of art history. Educational institutions of other countries follow suit in building teaching museums of art history.

"The building of Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum is related to the educational reform in recent years and is an important aspect of strengthening general education at Zhejiang University. Zhejiang University Art and Archaeological Museum is the first teaching museum in domestic universities.”

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