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List of Categories in the Collection

Display of sandalwood furniture from the residence of Prince Gong of the Qing Dynasty.

Display of sandalwood furniture from the residence of Prince Gong of the Qing Dynasty.

A Statistical Tabulation of Numbers and Types in the Collection
The objects in the Museum's collection are great in both number and variety. They can be further divided into:

Bronzes: 6,215
Paintings: 6,529
Ceramics: 25,545
Calligraphic works: 3,644
Jades: 13,476
Calligraphic model books: 490
Lacquer wares: 744
Tapestries and embroideries: 308
Enamel wares: 2,520
Fans: 1,880
Carvings: 660
Rare books: 211,190
Studio implements: 2,379
Qing archival documents: 386,862
Coins: 6,953
Documents in Manchu, Mongolian,
and Tibetan: 11,501
Miscellaneous objects: 12,970
Rubbings: 896
Textiles: 1,533
 

The category of miscellaneous objects includes objects such as religious implements, costumes and accessories, and snuff bottles. Thus, as of December 2013, the entire collection is composed of 696,295 objects.

 

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