Lahore Museum launches online exhibition of artifacts from Chinese collections

By Staff Reporter | Gwadar Pro Jun 19, 2021

by Shafqat Ali

LAHORE, June 19 (Gwadar pro)- The Lahore Museum on Friday launched an online exhibition of artifacts from Chinese Collections.

These artifacts were donated by the late Maulana Hifzur Rehman Minhas to Lahore Museum. It is part of the online education and awareness program of the Museum.

The late Maulana Hifzur Rehman Minhas had donated artifacts of Silk Road, China, Central Asia, and South Asia to the Museum when it was opened in 1964, the Museum administration said.

His gallery is inside the museum bearing his name. Chinese artifacts were a great part of his donations. Known as Raees of Lahore from the Paisa Akhbaar family, he dedicated his whole life to archeology and curation.

Delhi Museum, Lahore Museum, and Bahawalpur Museum are some of his contributions as a Curation Expert. Having commanded 5 languages, including English, Sanskrit, Persian, and Arabic he cultivated several students of archeology and curation.

Hifzur Rehman Minhas died on December 31, 1970, leaving behind three daughters. Forty years later, on 23 March 2011, then President Asif Ali Zardari posthumously honoured him with the “Sitara-e-Imtiaz” (The Star of Excellence) Award for his services in the fields of archaeology, history, and linguistic research.

The Lahore Museum has a rich and unique collection of precious Chinese artifacts. The Museum has organized an exhibition on Chinese artifacts related to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The Exhibition includes a rich collection of Porcelain Pottery, Woodwork, Fabrics, Ivory objects, Manuscripts, and other artifacts from Ming and Qing dynasties.

The main objective of this exhibition is to convey a message of love, peace, and friendship among the people of both countries by raising awareness about Chinese culture and history.

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