Ancient Chinese bronze ware comprises a major category of collections at the NMC. The NMC has long paid attention to research on ancient bronze ware and enjoys a high reputation in the field. Of the former generation of bronze ware researchers at the NMC were, for example, Shi Shuqing who was quite prolific, and Zhu Fenghan, a leading figure in the field.

The Bronze Ware Institute under the Research Institute of the NMC shoulders the task of building a database of ancient Chinese bronze ware items that the NMC preserves, so as to provide fundamental support for related research and exhibitions.

Full-time researcher: Ma Yanru, Director and Research Curator.