National Museum of China will open a jewelry design exhibition on May 30th. Themed as “Jean Schlumberger Twentieth Century Treasures from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts”, the exhibition will show 123 ornamental pieces by French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger to the visitors.
The exhibition is co-organized by National Museum of China and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The jewelries to be on shown are all publicly exhibited in China for the first time. French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger (1907-87) left a legacy of creative work, which show the wit, curiosity and imagination he used to present the wonders of nature through gemstones. His designs helped shape the fashion of the 20th century and enrich the collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
National Museum of China will also include several ancient Chinese jewelries from its collection in this jewelry exhibition, which runs through September 1st. The exhibition will help the audience to have a better understanding to the aesthetic similarities and differences between East and West.