Until January 11th, 2015
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

For the first time, an exhibition dedicated to the collection of Chinese objets d'art, jewels and furnishings that was partly acquired in the first decades after the Museum's foundation and partly donated by private collectors. The outstanding workmanship of the collection invites visitors to discover exquisite artisan skills and a universe that is not only made of many different manual techniques, but also of different shapes and colour concepts.
The first exhibition halls present works from Fontainbleau Chinese Museum, founded in 1863 by Empress Eugénie, alongside others exhibits collected during the Universal Exhibitions, which inspired collectors and the first enthusiasts of these art forms.