Germany’s fake Xian terracotta warriors – seems even the museums get duped sometimes

fake_terra_cotta_warrior Germany's fake Xian terracotta warriors - seems even the museums get duped sometimes

More than 10,000 visitors to an exhibition of terracotta warriors in Hamburg are to be offered refunds after organizers admitted the figures on display are fake. Germany’s art world was stunned by the scandal, which came to light when officials from Xian, the home of the 2,000-year-old clay army, said they were unaware that they had lent any of their figures to Germany and that those on display at Hamburg’s Museum of Ethnology could not possibly be real as the originals were all elsewhere.

Whoops! TV show assistant smashes 2,500-year-old Chinese bronze mirror

ancient_chinese-bronze-mirror_smashed Whoops! TV show assistant smashes 2,500-year-old Chinese bronze mirror

Here is one that seemed to miss me, despite having even been picked up by wired magazine. Ever get nervous watching people handle priceless porcelain or works of art? Worried they might drop it? Well how about this one (Anyone have the video of this?). TV show assistant smashes 2,500-year-old bronze mirror 2007-01-17 03:30:10 Xinhua […]

Dutch designer Maarten Baas in Shanghai: The art of Burning Chinese traditional furniture +other interesting twists on classical furniture.

Melting-chair-710x335 Dutch designer Maarten Baas in Shanghai: The art of Burning Chinese traditional furniture +other interesting twists on classical furniture.

Dutch designer Maarten Baas pushes the limits of what’s possible with traditional Chinese furniture forms, by merging, melting or burning pieces to create mind-warping sculptures that makes one wonder if the furniture itself is from another reality.

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