Culture/Creative Industries

Exhibits from a distant past that fire the imagination

Greece-china2017.gr is presenting today, an interview with Paul Firos, founder of the Herakleidon Museum in Athens. The Museum is participating in events of the “2017 Greece-China Year of Cultural Exchanges and Cooperation of Creative Industries", by hosting, from 23 September 2017 to 31 January 2018, the exhibition "Ancient Chinese Science and Technology" of the China Museum of Science and Technology in Beijing. In addition, from October 2017 to March 2018, the Herakleidon will present the exhibition “EUREKA – Science, art and technology of the Ancient Greeks”, at the China Museum of Science and Technology in the Chinese capital.

The Chinese Ru Royal Kiln porcelain

Ru ware is an extremely rare type of Chinese pottery from the Song dynasty (960 - 1279), produced for the imperial court for a very short period from approximately 1085-1115.  The Song ceramics are primarily stonewares which were made for court tribute, imperial use or fine every day wares. These were made at kilns in both north and south China during the Northern Song (960-1127) and the Southern Song (1128-1279) periods. These ceramics are known as Ru wares and they were made near modern day Ruzhou in Henan province.