A long overdue focussed exhibition, showcasing ceramics and other objects that were found on board eight shipwrecks dating from the ninth to the nineteenth century. For centuries, ships from all over the world traded along the Maritime Silk Road, in their quest for pepper, silk and porcelain. The ships that perished sometimes lay undisturbed on the seabed for centuries as time capsules. Because ceramics withstand the test of time so well, the medium provides a wealth of information about porcelain trading over sea. The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual publication that brings the stories of the shipwrecks to life.
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