The Chinese museum of the chateau de Fontainebleau reopened on novembre 14th, after 8 months closed.
After the robbery, 8 months were necessary to reassure and restore the remarquable collections of that museum.
Pieces and masterpieces which have been stolen are busily researched.
Equally famous and impressive, the Chinese Museum and accompanying rooms built for Empress Eugenie in 1863 house her collection of Far-Eastern treasures. While some of these treasures were acquired from the imperial depository (mainly revolutionary plunder), Napoleon III and Eugenie acquired others from the Sack of the Summer Palace in Beijing by the French and British soldiers in 1860. The collection also includes diplomatic gifts from the Ambassador of Siam who visited Fontainebleau in 1861.
A novelty goes with the reopening oh the chinese Museum : the HistoPad : a touch pad using augmented reality, 3D and geolocation. An immersive jurney into the Second Empire.
HistoPad : €3
Available in 12 languages