Past Exhibitions

Jaguar-Un Totém De Mesoamérica

No.2 Special Exhibition Hall, 1st Floor
2023.06.28 -

The Flavor of Hunan

No.2 Special Exhibition Hall, 1F
2023.03.20 -

China is the country of origin of tea, the tea exports have been recorded as early as the 6th century. On the 17th century, tea has surpassed silk and porcelain to become the largest export in the Qing Dynasty. As the bridge between Euraisa, Russia is not only the major tea consumer, but also considers reselling Chinese tea to the European market to be an important source of income. "The Tea Road" between China and Russia, which flourished from the 17th century to the early 20th century, has become another international trade route connecting Europe and Asia after the silk road.

When President Xi Jinping visited Russia in 2013, he pointed out in his speech at the Moscow Institute of International Relations that "The Tea Road" is the "artery of the century" linking China and Russia. The "The Tea Road" starts from Wuyi Mountain in Fujian Province in the south, passes through Jiangxi, Anhui, Hunan, Hubei, Henan, Shanxi, Hebei and Inner Mongolia, to Moscow, St. Petersburg and other major cities in Europe. This tea road, which stretches for 10,000 miles through the East and West, is not only an economic corridor starting with the tea trade, but also an important cultural route, which has profoundly influenced the commerce, culture and lifestyle of various places along the way.

In March 2019, "the Tea Road" was officially listed on the "Preparatory List of China's World Cultural Heritage" by the National Cultural Heritage Administration. As an important part of the "One Belt and Road" initiative, the historical and humanistic information carried by "the Tea Road" has highlighted its important cultural value. Through carrying out "the Tea Road" cultural heritage investigation, research, protection, and actively promoting the transnational joint application for the world cultural heritage, giving full play to the functions and roles of cultural relics departments, and making good use of cultural heritage resources, it will further realize the cultural exchanges, economic interconnection of countries along the route of China, Mongolia, Russia and Central Europe in the new period, and bring new vigor and vitality.

Exhibition of the Cultural Relics of Four Dynasties:Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang

No.1 Special Exhibition Hall, 1F
2023.02.24 -

Shaanxi, one of the significant birthplaces of the Chinese nation and one of the centers of the ancient world civilization, served as the capital for fourteen dynaties, including Zhou, Qing, Han and Tang. Shaanxi’s profound cultural heritage and historical accumulation have endowed it with an extraordinary rich cultural legacy, fostering highly developed material and spiritual civilizations, and composing the most glamorous chapter of Chinese civilization.

This exhibition gathers 120 sets of ancient cultural relics from various institutions such as Shaanxi History Museum, Xianyang Museum, Han Yangling Museum, Famen Temple Museum, Qianling Museum, and Chang'an Museum. Guided by the timeline and centered on the cultures of Zhou, Qin, Han, and Tang, the exhibition unfolds brilliant chapters of Shaanxi's history, showcasing the essence of thought and cultural elegance carried by these four dynasties during the process of civilization development. The exhibition highlights the national spirit and cultural confidence of the Chinese nation, characterized by virtues, diligence, inclusiveness, and innovation, vividly presenting the glorious epochs in Chinese history.

History may be distant, but it is not illusory, and relics may be silent, but they can tell stories. Hunan Museum sincerely invites the audience to traverse through thousands of years of time, experience the splendid memories of ancient China, and immerse themselves in the rituals of Zhou, the governance of Qin, the culture of Han, and the charm of Tang, share the dreams and glory of the past.

The Flavor of Hunan

No.2 Special Exhibition Hall, 1F
2023.01.11 -

The Spring Festival is the most solemn traditional festival of the Chinese nation. Taking the Spring Festival as an opportunity, the special exhibition "the Flavor of Hunan" invites the audiences to gather at the Hunan Museum to experience the customs, sceneries and local specialties of Hunan and share the taste of the Spring Festival.

The Hunan Museumwith its abundant collection of cultural relics resources, brings cultural relics alive and connects history with the present through the scene experience of juxtaposition of ancient and modern times and comparison of time and space. The design of the lacquer plate, a leopard cat, excavated from Mawangdui in the Western Han Dynasty is the image ambassador of this exhibition. It travels from ancient to modern times, travels all over Hunan province, and explores the unique taste of Hunans new year. From the family banquet of sitting on the ground and eating separately in Western Han Dynasty to the round table dinner of the New Years Eve these days, the exhibition focuses on telling the Hunans and Chinas stories behind the cultural relics and local sceneries.

Exhibition of the Sanxitang Shiqubaoji Model Calligraphy

Themed Exhibition Hall, 3F
2022.12.05 -

Foundation: the Art Changsha 2022

No.1 and No.2 Special Exhibition Hall, 1st Floor
2022.11.03 -