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The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors
until 13 Mar 2011
One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the incredible life-size terracotta warriors have captivated audiences around the world. This amazing discovery stunned the world and exploration continues to this day.
Discovered by villagers in 1974, this vast underground army was created to protect the tomb of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shihuang (259–210 BCE) in readiness for the afterlife.
The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors brings to Australia over 120 rare objects, featuring ten complete terracotta warrior figures including foot soldiers, generals, kneeling bowmen and horses.
Displayed alongside these iconic figures will be ceremonial vessels and bells, ornamental gold and jade, weapons and armour, palatial architectural remains, pottery and ceramics. Significant recent finds which have rarely been seen outside of China include an exceptional life-size bronze crane and swan, only discovered in the last decade.
The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors reveals the fascinating story of a key figure in world history, who unified China, leaving a legacy that has lasted over 2000 years.
These Chinese national treasures can normally only be viewed at a distance, in the vast earthen pits where they were first discovered. This is a rare opportunity to see the legendary warriors up close, examine the details and intricacies of individual pieces, and glimpse into the world of Qin Shihuang.
Drawn from 13 institutions in Shaanxi province, including the Qin Shihuang Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
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About the Art Gallery of NSW
Established in 1874, the Art Gallery of NSW is proud to present fine international and Australian art in one of the most beautiful art museums in the world. We aim to be a place of experience and inspiration, through our collection, exhibitions, programs and research.
Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour, while our splendid Grand Courts are home to a distinguished collection of colonial and 19th-century Australian works and European old masters. There are also dedicated galleries celebrating the arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
Alongside our permanent collection are regularly changing temporary exhibitions – more than 30 each year – including flagship annual exhibitions such as the Archibald Prize and ARTEXPRESS.
Programs and facilities
One of the most popular art museums in Australia, visited by over 1.3 million people annually, the Gallery is far more than just a destination for looking at pictures. It’s also a place to enjoy lectures and symposia, films, music and performances, meet friends for a meal or coffee in the cafe or restaurant, or browse in the Gallery Shop. Our range of access programs is aimed at engaging diverse audiences with different needs. And more than 100 000 students visit each year to take part in our engaging and stimulating education programs.
Today, the Gallery boasts the largest arts membership base in the country, with around 33 000 people in the Art Gallery Society of NSW enjoying a range of benefits, including special members events. Our work is also supported by various loyal and energetic benefactor groups through the Gallery’s Foundation.
Integral to the Gallery’s collection and activities is the knowledge and scholarship that bring meaning and relevance to the artworks themselves. A core element in our exhibitions and programs, it is also evident in our publishing program, which is unmatched by any other such institution in Australia.
Brett Whiteley Studio
Brett Whiteley’s workplace and home in the inner-city suburb of Surry Hills is now a gallery and studio museum managed by the Art Gallery of NSW. Offering an intimate insight into the art and life of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, it’s open free to the public on weekends and can be visited on Thursdays and Fridays by education groups.
While nothing can replicate the experience of visiting the Gallery in person, our website is one of an increasing number of ways to access us. The site provides information about exhibitions and events at the Gallery. While only about 5% of the collection can be displayed at any one time, you can search the entire collection online. You can download catalogues and other education material, take an online tour or do your own research.
A selection of rich educational content for lifelong learners, students and people interested in knowing more about the Gallery is available through the Beyond Campus section of iTunes U, and you can watch Gallery videos on YouTube
We’ve just launched our new website. It’s still being fine-tuned and, no doubt, there’ll be bugs to iron out. We appreciate your feedback to help us with this process. We plan to add more information and features, and welcome your suggestions.