On February 9, the National Museum of China's special exhibition " Ancient Chinese Currency" opened to the public in the Gallery S11. This exhibition selects more than 1,800 treasures from the NMC’s collection of more than 200,000 Chinese currency artifacts, supplemented by more than 200 other types of cultural relics and divided into three sections. The exhibition presents the historical evolution of ancient Chinese currency in a comprehensive and three-dimensional way while reflecting its rich connotations related to ancient Chinese politics, economics, military affairs, art, science and technology.
Ancient Chinese currency has a long and storied history. Through the permeation of more than 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, an ancient Chinese currency culture gradually evolved. This culture developed complete systems and boasts rich content, clear roots, broad connotations and pronounced distinctiveness, becoming an important part of China’s outstanding traditional culture. It is important material evidence that reflects the continuous and splendid Chinese civilization of more than five thousand years.
The National Museum of China (NMC) is China's supreme establishment that collects, researches, displays and interprets China's fine traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture. NMC is the top palace of history and art and a cultural parlor for China. On the occasion of the Spring Festival, the NMC is proud to present the special exhibition “Ancient Chinese Currency,” which aims to systematically showcase the historical lineage of Chinese civilization’s origins and development, its splendid achievements and significant contributions to world civilization, highlight the long history and profundity of Chinese culture, and enhance cultural confidence through the medium of currency.