3 July 2014

An introduction to Chinese Glass

Find out what our unique collection of Chinese glass tells us about Chinese culture and China’s links with other parts of the world on a tour of the Chinese Glass gallery with curator Kate Newnham.

The Chinese glass collection is considered to be one of the best outside Asia. 180 pieces of  brightly coloured and intricately carved glass from the 300-strong collection are on display. See 2,000 year old beads to vessels made for the Chinese imperial household during the reign of the famous Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795).