E X H I B ITIO N P R E V I E W : T he F i r st E m p e r o r : China’ s E ntom b ed W a r r io r s Ann MacArthur – TAASA Review December 2010


This article was originally found in the December 2010 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 24).

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Y ou have to be somewhat of a military strategist and fighter yourself to mount an exhibition of China’s terracotta warriors.

At about the same time that the Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors two other exhibitions are on view at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm.

The province of Shaanxi, where the tomb of Qin Shihuang was discovered, is such a hot spot for rich archaeological discoveries that a special bureau, the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, was set up to administer overseas exhibitions. Every international museum wants to display as many warriors as possible in their exhibition...