2016-01-14 16:16:25 来源：湖州师范学院理学院 作者：陈烨 热度：℃
Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Suzhou Museum. My name is Miranda and it’s a great honor to be your guide. Today you are going to have an amazing journey of Chinese culture.
Originally located in the historical Palace of the King of Loyalty Complex, Suzhou Museum has been a highly regarded as a regional museum with a number significant cultural relics. The new museum was completed in 2006, designed by the world famous architect, Mr. I. M. Pei. With his innovation, Mr. Pei has built many extraordinary works all over the world, and Suzhou museum is said to be the last design in his career, nicknamed his “baby daughter”. Under the idea of not too large, not too high, and not to abrupt, the museum was built to be a modern and comprehensive one with a combination of new ideas and old tradition.
More than that, familiar traditional ideas applied to the shaping of classical gardens are fully expressed throughout the entire complex. For example, an authentic antique imitation of Sung Court Study is erected to the west of the pond. Lattice windows in geometric patterns and begonia flowers are seen everywhere in the walls. Plants with cultural symbols like Bamboo groves, maples, wisteria, pomegranate, pines and banana trees are dotted in every tiny court.
Apart from the amazing design, the delicate historical artifacts have to be mentioned. Here I’ll show you a precious collection--- the Olive Green Lotus-Shaped Bowl. This set is composed of a bowl and a saucer. Covered with thick and even glaze, it has the luster of olive green jade. In ancient China, people were keen on jade as they believed that this smooth, translucent stone could help them to connect with the divine God in spirit. Green glazed porcelain emerged as early as in the Eastern Han Dynasty 2000 years ago and dominated the market for centuries. The best celadon wares were fired in the official kilns in the Sung dynasty 1000 years ago.
Let’s take a close look at this celadon ware. There are bass-relief overlapped lotus-flower decorations on the surface of the bowl, the face of the saucer, and the ring foot. The cutting lines are fluent and neat. “Olive green” Celadon was first fired in Tang Dynasty. The technique matured in the following Five Dynasties and Sog Dynasty. This set was produced over a thousand years ago from the famous Yue Kiln in Five Dynasties. This lovely piece was discovered from a secret store room of Tiger Hill in the suburbs of Suzhou in1956. This amazing national treasure must be donated by a devout believer
Actually, SZ museum has recommended the porcelain cookie which looks very similar to this bowl, but much more delicious. I promise. I have brought some porcelain cookies for you today. The documentary “a bit of China” is quite popular nowadays, what about a bite of our national treasure?
Ok, ladies and gentlemen, this is SZ museum, the work of a great master, in which visitors can see the delicate cultural relics, historical and modern works of art. Its fascinating architecture, and stunning collections will continuously attract you and visitors from all over the world.