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China at Versailles

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The exhibition

From 27 May to 26 October 2014, the Palace of Versailles presents China at Versailles, Art and Diplomacy in the 18th Century. This exhibition is organised for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and China.

The Chinese Hunt by Jean-Baptiste Pater, 1736

Practical information

In the Apartments of Madame de Maintenon.
27 May to 26 October 2014.
Every day except Mondays, from 9 am to 6.30 pm.
Admission included in Passport and Palace tickets.

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China at Versailles, Art and Diplomacy in the 18th Century

The China at Versailles, Art and Diplomacy in the 18th Century exhibition follows the history of political and artistic exchanges between China and France during the 18th century. The paintings, furniture, lacquerware, porcelains and tapestries exhibited bear testimony to the extreme luxury of their time and are very rare today.

The approximately 150 works gathered together for the exhibition illustrate France’s taste for Chinese artistic productions and reveal the interest among Europeans for descriptions of China throughout the 18th century.


Curators

This exhibition is curated by Marie-Laure de Rochebrune, curator of the Palace of Versailles.

Partners of the exhibition

This exhibition is made possible thanks to sponsorship by 

Axa Fondation GDF Suez

Organised as part of “France-Chine 50”, it enjoys the support of the France-Chine 50 Sponsors Committee

France-Chine 50 Institut français

In a media partnership with

Connaissance des arts Courrier international Paris mômes Histoire France Info

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