The Art of Chinese Crafts across a thousand canvases
There are plenty of treasures to discover with 38 new exhibitions and over 1,800 new artifacts from six partners, including the Arts & Crafts Museum Hangzhou, China Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance, China Paper Cutting Museum, Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Museum of Ethnic Cultures, and Soyim.
Preserving Miao traditions
The Miao people’s crafts are well-known throughout China, but not everyone practices these age-old traditions anymore. This puts much of their heritage at risk of disappearing. With exhibits from across several partner museums, you can explore their culture’s tangible and intangible heritage.
Starting with the Miao-style Oxhorn-shaped hair ornament from the collection of theMuseum of Ethnic Costumes, you can zoom in to discover the butterfly, phoenix and centipede motifs carved into this silver headdress which is often worn by young Miao women on Zimei Jie, or Sisters’ Day.
These exhibits and much more are waiting to be explored on the Google Arts & Culture platform, or on the iOS and Android apps. We’re excited to be working with our partners to use our technology to digitize these fine examples of Chinese crafts and folklore, and preserve them online for people around the world to admire for years to come.