On September 6 Crown Princess Victoria officially opened the new exhibition “The Middle Kingdom", as well as the newly renovated library, at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.
5,000 years of Chinese art“The Middle Kingdom" displays some 1,400 artefacts, as well as hundreds of books illustrating 5,000 years of Chinese art, book and cultural history.
Amongst the unique items being exhibited is a sculpture of a woman´s head from the 12th Century Song Dynasty. The sculpture was bought in 1926 by the then Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf on Nanking Road in Shanghai.
King Gustaf VI Adolf´s private collection The exhibition also offers a unique opportunity for the general public to see, for the first time, King Gustaf VI Adolf´s private collection of Chinese artefacts and books.
The collection has never before been shown to the general public, and was left to the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities upon the death of King Gustaf VI Adolf.