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Toronto/Canadian-Media: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosts the largest collection of Chinese architectural artifacts outside of China and contains approximately 200 artifacts, including roof tiles, architectural features and embellishments, statuary and tomb-related objects from approximately 300 BC to AD 1900.
ROM. Image credit: Website
China's iconic architectural style being is as old as the civilization itself, China's legacy of building and architecture is told through the largest and best collection of Chinese architectural artifacts outside of China. The focal points of the collection that includes architectural features, embellishments, statuary and more. are the mighty Ming Tomb, the Tombs of Han and Tang, and the reconstruction of a corner of a Chinese Imperial Palace building collection
Known simply as "the Ming Tomb", for generations of ROM visitors, recent research has revealed that this tomb, with its large domed burial mound, at one time contained the remains of legendary Chinese general Zu Dashou (ca. 1565-1656). Image credit: ROM
Reserved exclusively for buildings built for the Emperor. Yellow glazed roof tiles were assembled a life-sized component of a Chinese Imperial Palace building here in the traditional style by Chinese artisans from the National Museum of Chinese Architecture in Beijing. Image credit: ROM
Artistry revealing mastery of detail of Chinese artisans. Image credit: ROM
Founded in 1914, and among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America, ROM is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive museum and home to a world-class collection of 13 million artworks, cultural objects and natural history specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. Situated as cultural destination in the heart of Toronto that showcases art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages, ROM is the country’s preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new discoveries and plays a vital role in advancing our understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world. Combining its original heritage architecture with the contemporary Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, the ROM serves as a national landmark, and a dynamic for all to enjoy.