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Ming: 50 Years That Changed ChinaThrough spectacular objects from 15th century China, Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, the blockbuster autumn exhibition at the British Museum focuses on a little explored but spectacular period in the first half of 15th century when China became a global superpower. "There will be many surprises" in the exhibition, according to The Guardian, "including the world's first encyclopaedia and a form of imperial mini-golf." Ming dynasty objects dating from between 1400 and 1450 - exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles loaned by museums across China and the rest of the world - reveal a golden age, "a spectacularly dynamic and culturally fertile period" (The Guardian) when the capital was established in Beijing.

 

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A 1953 Volkswagen Beetle and a porcelain rhino are just some of the many objects from a 600 year period on display at the British Museum's Germany: Memories of a Nation, an exhibition backed by a 30-part BBC Radio 4 series marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Covering a period from the height of the Holy Roman Empire to post... More about this event
 
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