A bilingual lecture about armorial porcelain was delivered by foreign volunteers in the Guangzhou Museum last Thursday. Many students took part in the event and engaged in lively interaction with the volunteers.
The volunteers introduced armorial porcelain from different perspectives. They talked about China’s main trading partners during the Qing Dynasty, such as Britain, Netherland and Sweden. Many custom-made sets of porcelain,were exported to these countries during the Qing Dynasty, and some were on display for the students. The lecturers also shared the stories behind each porcelain set with students. After the lecture, students discussed what they had learned.
The Guangzhou Museum also arranged an interesting game for students. Museum staff members offered clues, and the students searched for the correct answers and took photos of what they thought were the sets of porcelain that matched the clues. Those who correctly solved the clues won gifts.
(By Li Qian, Louis Berney, photos from Guangzhou Museum)