Here’s a view of the recently reconceived and reinstalled gallery of ancient Chinese jades. We’ll also put up some details that capture the beauty of the objects as well as of the installation as a whole. This reinstallation represents the first phase of a three-year plan to reimagine the Freer’s entire suite of six Chinese galleries.
The Freer Gallery recently renovated four of its suite of Chinese galleries, beginning with Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes, most of which had been in storage for more than ten years. A lot of prep work goes on behind the scenes that involves curators, designers, art handlers, expert mount makers to name a few. Here, you can see a few of the jade bi on the blue cart at left, and the new cases that had been specially built to “float” them.