The exhibition Jade – From Emperors to Art Déco will run from 19 October 2016 to 16 January 2017 at the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet in Paris. This world-class exhibition has been assembled with the cooperation of an array of eminent institutions. Many of the exhibits have been loaned from the National Palace Museum in Taipei, with other pieces provided by, among others, the Musée du Château de Fontainebleau, the Musée du Louvre, the Musée des Arts décoratifs, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Museum d’Histoire naturelle in Paris. Cartier has contributed a selection of 26 jade creations from the Cartier Collection along with six archives drawings. Brought together in a single space, these precious exhibits reveal myriad interconnections.
The Cartier Collection
The Cartier Collection, created in 1983, comprises some 1,600 works whose quality and variety – besides telling the story of the Maison – illustrate the history of decorative arts from the second half of the 19th century to the late 20th century. Since 1989, the Cartier Collection has been invited by celebrated museum institutions for monographic exhibitions. It is also regularly solicited by curators for thematic exhibitions, like today at the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet.