Museum of Chinese Art and Ethnography Xaverian Missionaries - V.le S. Martino, 8 - Parma, Italy 0521-257.337

Ethnographic Chinese Collection


Cina - China, water vase for brushes
China - Water Vase

It is the oldest and most sought out collection from the early days of our Museum. The first pieces began to arrive in the early years of the 1900. The collection documents the life and customs of the Chinese people and offers a vivid picture of this great civilization, as it appeared in the early 20th century. As is the case for all ethnographic museums, this material shows a picture of a society at that time, but it also shows its genius and innovative approaches.

As we admire the solutions adopted by the Chinese culture of that time to solve the problems of life and the environment, we stand in awe in front of the great vitality, ingenuity and dynamism, still present in today’s Chinese society.


Ethnographic China