CHINA, THE FIRST EMPEROR’S CENTURYThe
From July 18 to August 31, 2001
A culmination of cultural exchanges between Monaco and China after a trip by H.S.H. Crown Prince Albert to this country in 1999, "China, the First Emperor's Century" is the Grimaldi Forum's first museum exhibition
designed by scenographer Massimo Quendolo. The selection of nearly 120 pieces, some of which were on display for the very first time, including the loan of more than 20 warriors and Xi'an terracotta horses from the First Emperor's Mausoleum, testifies to the richness of Qin Shihuangdi's lavish reign, which made China a rival to the Roman Empire in size, population and influence.
The catalogue of this exhibition, directed by Jean-Paul Desroches, Chief Curator at the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts and curator of the exhibition, marks the beginning of an editorial line dedicated to major summer exhibitions at the Grimaldi Forum.