It is the first time since the re-opening of the National Museum of China that the Classical Painting of Ancient China exhibition is on display. All items in this exhibition are ancient classical painting, most of them are rectangular. Due to actual site, wall display cases was most used.
The classical painting collection at the National Museum of China covers a wide range of subjects and styles. Limited by the original exhibition space, most of them have not been shown to the public until now. In this exhibition, featuring two of the most celebrated pieces in the collection: Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour and Strange Tales of Liaozhai.
Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour is composed of 12 scrolls, which 4 of them are on display in this exhibition. These scrolls serve as a visual record that captures the social conditions and the landscapes during 'the Golden Age of Kangxi and Qianlong Emperors'.
Strange Tales of Liaozhai is based on the classical Chinese tales written by Pu Songling. The themes of the tales combine folk attractiveness with literary significance. It is composed of wooden plates and colorful images on silk scroll.