Exhibition: Sunken Treasures (Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics)

Date of event:   07/09/2019 − 30/08/2020

Exhibition title: Sunken Treasures
Duration: 7 September 2019 to 30 August 2020
Location: Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

The Princessehof will present the exhibition Sunken Treasures from 7 September 2019 to 30 August 2020. The exhibition features ceramics and other objects found aboard eight shipwrecks dating from the ninth to the nineteenth century. The ceramic treasures tell fascinating stories about the Maritime Silk Road in Asia and reveal a hitherto unknown world of international trade and exchange.

Ships from all over the world sailed the Maritime Silk Road for centuries in search of pepper, silk and porcelain. Sometimes the ships that perished lie on the seabed for centuries as time capsules. The wrecks and certainly the well-preserved ceramics provide a trove of information.

For more information on this exhibition, please visit the website here.