The Chinese calligraphy, as a unique artistic form in the world repository of art, represents the essence of the traditional Chinese culture. The National Museum of China has always attached high importance to the collection of the calligraphy works from ancient China. After more than one hundred years’ efforts, it has collected over 30,000 pieces of such works, more than most of other Chinese museums in this regard. This vast and invaluable collection, which the museum has built up over a period of 100 years, represents the best of Chinese cultural heritages.
This exhibition features about 120 calligraphy works divided into to six parts, i.e., inscriptions on oracle bones and bronze objects, inscriptions on potteries, bricks and tiles; inscriptions on seal marks and coins, rubbings from stone tablets, tombstones, and other objects, calligraphy works of the Han and Tang dynasties, and calligraphy works of the Song Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Designed to showcase an array of distinct calligraphy works housed in the National Museum of China, the exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to appreciate these renowned works that come in a rich variety and were created in different periods, thus obtaining a further understanding of the history and culture of the traditional Chinese calligraphy.