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Terracotta Army Overseas Exhibitions 2010–2020

Written by Fercility Jiang Updated Jan. 17, 2021

Located in Xi'an, the Terracotta Army is one of the most famous attractions in China. It is considered to be one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. And this decade it is being exhibited all over the world.

The Terracotta Army served as afterlife guards for the tomb of the first emperor, Qin ShiHuang. There are thousands of life-size statues of terracotta warriors and horses, which represent the power of the Qin Dynasty's army.

In 2018, the Terracotta Army Museum attracted 8 million tourists. As well as this, the Terracotta Army Museum participates in overseas cultural exchanges and shows the splendid culture of the Qin Dynasty to the rest of the world.

Two overseas exhibitions of the Terracotta Warriors are scheduled for this year (2019):

October 1, 2019 at Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, USA

It will be the third Terracotta Warriors exhibition in the museum's history. This exhibition featuring China's terracotta soldiers will open at 7 PM, Tuesday October 1, 2019 in the Bowers Museum. The exhibition theme andother details are to be announced.

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May 4, 2019 – Oct. 13, 2019, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

From May 14, 2019 to October 13, 2019, China's Terracotta Warriors will be displayed at Melbourne with the theme "Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality". This exhibition is a part of the National Gallery of Victoria's "Winter Masterpieces" series and features 8 life-sized warrior figures, 2 imperial army horses and 2 replica bronze chariots drawn by four horses.

The Terracotta Army Museum's Overseas Exhibitions from 2010 to 2019

Dates Locations Themes
October 1st, 2019 – 7pm Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, USA To be announced
May 24th– October 13th, 2019 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality
December 15th, 2018– April 22nd,2019 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality
April 20th– August 12th, 2018 Cincinnati Art Museum, USA Glorious Qin Dynasty - Terracotta Warriors
February 9th– October 28th, 2018 World Museum, Liverpool, UK China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors
November 18th, 2017– March 11th, 2018 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, USA Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China
April 8th–September 4th, 2017 Pacific Science Center,Seattle, USA Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
April 3rd– July 16th, 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art,New York, USA Age of Empires: Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties
March 4th, 2016– January 8th, 2017 Field Museum of Natural History,Chicago, USA China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors
October 27th, 2015–October 2nd, 2016 Tokyo, Kyushu, and Osaka, Japan The Great Terracotta Army of China's First Emperor
April 1st– September 30th, 2015 Vapriikki Museum Centre,Tampere, Finland The Terracotta Army and Treasures of the First Emperors of China
June 14th, 2013– February 20th, 2014 Vapriikki Museum Centre,Tampere, Finland The Terracotta Army and Treasures of the First Emperors of China
April 29th– August 1st, 2013 National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest, Romania Treasures of China
March 15th– November 17th, 2013 Bernisches Historisches Museum, Switzerland Qin - The eternal emperor and his terracotta warriors
October 20th,2012– February 20th, 2013 Topkapi Palace Museum,Istanbul, Turkey Treasures of China
July 28th, 2012 – March 10th, 2013 National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands Terracotta Warriors from China
December 2nd, 2010– March 13th, 2011 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia The First Emperor: China's entombed warriors
June 26th, 2010

Toronto and Montreal, Canada

The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army
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Terracotta Army Museum

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses are arich feast ofhistory and culture. You are recommended to visit the site with a professional guide. A private tour with a private guide and driver will give you a hassle-free tour in Xi'an.

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