In-depth interview | 2020 SRW in the eyes of international students in Zhejiang
We are honored to have invited three international students based in Zhejiang to share their opinions and attitudes towards the Silk Roads and the 1st Silk Road Week.
Silk Road Conversations丨Kristine Rose-Beers (Conservator)
Today, we have Kristine Rose-Beers, who is currently working as a manuscript conservator.
Silk Road Conversations丨Rahma Qassim Jabir Al-Fars from UNESCO
Rahma Qassim Jabir Al-Farsi, Director of Media and Communication for the Sultanate of Oman Focal Point to UNESCO Silk Roads Program, said that China is the region along the Silk Road she was looking forward to visiting for the first time.
A special message from Yuan Yachun, editor-in-chief of Zhejiang University Press
Mr. Yuan tells us the original intention of holding this special book exhibition. For him, this exhibition is a good opportunity for the readers and audience to better approach the silk culture and the Silk Road.
Maritime silk route in Indonesia
Ms. Sandra Sardjono from Tracing Patterns Foundation is going to tell us stories of the Maritime silk route in Indonesia or the Spice Route.
Approaching the Silk Roads
Regardless of geographical barries, mutual learnings among civilizations have been long-lasting and vibrant with life for the Silk Roads.
2,000 years ago, the magic horse Pegasus "flew" to China
2,000 years ago, "Pegasus", a magic horse in the ancient Greek mythology, "flew" onto the utensils used by the Chinese people. That was a miracle that happened on the Silk Road.
Yu Hong sarcophagus at Shaanxi Museum
Today let’s meet Pang Lin-er at Shanxi Museum and explore a highlight piece in their collection with the story behind. The precious marble sarcophagus dates back to the 6th century (Sui Dynasty in China) and boasts 54 scenes in relief featuring Central Asian motifs.
Dunhuang and Ms. Shana Chang
Come to enjoy a replica of Mogao cave and witness the beauty of Dunhuang frescoes and sculptures with us!
Phrae Wa Silk
Let’s visit Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles again today and join curator Raffy to see the exquisite Phrae Wa silk, a distinctive woven textile of Phu Tai Ethnic Group in Thailand.
Jin silk with lion and floral roundel pattern
Shine from China National Silk Museum is going to tell us the story behind the Jin silk with lion and floral roundel pattern.
Chinese Costume Festival 2020
The participants enjoyed a series of activities such as a guided tour to see the archaeological textiles at the museum’s collection, talks, and videos of life and culture during the Song dynasty and demonstrations of wearing Song costume replicas.
Painting of Fuxi and Nuwa from National Museum of Korea
Interestingly this painting contains quite a few features that are distinctive to Central Asia art, such as the eyes, decorative elements, and garments, which are explained in full detail in the video.
Sun God Image
This particular piece of silk has an incorporated influence, as its Sun God image shows similarity to Indian Buddhist style while the wing horses and pearl roundel indicate Sasanian influence, and it’s known for sure the piece was woven in China.
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles Thailand
Today let’s follow Ms. Alisa Saisavetvaree to visit the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Thailand.
The preservation and restoration work of two textile pieces from the Potala Palace in Tibet
The reservation team of China National Silk Museum has just finished the preservation and restoration work of two textile pieces from the Potala Palace in Tibet, which took them quite a few months.
A 2000-year-old silver box from the tomb of the Nanyue King
Ms. Guannan Lin, deputy director of the Nanyue King Museum would like to draw your attention to a 2000-year-old silver box from their collection, which has a quite different look from the mainstream style at that time.
Chinese silk collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art
Katherine Anne Paul, the curator of Asian Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art gives us a brief introduction about the museum and shows us some of their fine Chinese silk collections.
Experience the Silk Road | Xinjiang huge chicken plate
In this video, YouTube influencer Trevor James paid a visit to Turpan in China's Xinjiang, for the beginning of his Silk Road tour.
Stories behind the logo of the 2020 Silk Road Week
In this video, the museum's team member Shine and director Mr. Feng Zhao dives into the stories and history of Pegasus and explores its appearance in the Persian and Sogdian textiles and elsewhere along the Silk Road.
The story of the Silk Road
More than 2000 years ago, the people of Eurasia explored and opened up several routes of trade and cultural exchanges, which were called "the Silk Road" by later generations.
Jin silk robe with "The Thinker"
In this video, Shine from China National Silk Museum introduced you to one of their precious collections — The Way of Chinese Silk.