Cloisonné was a favored decorative technique in Beijing’s Imperial Palace during the middle of the Qing dynasty. Remarkably, few of the furnishings and interiors in the 27 buildings of the Qianlong Garden have been moved or altered since its original construction in the 1770s. Cloisonné-decorated furnishings were integral to the design plan of this unique environment. In this lecture, Nancy Berliner discusses the collaborative project by the Palace Museum and the World Monuments Fund to conserve the garden, providing an unprecedented opportunity to understand the role that cloisonné played in the interior decoration of the period.

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