This exhibition is curated by Prof. Xu Xiaodong, the Associate Director of the Art Museum and the Programme Director of the Research Programme for Chinese Archaeology & Art. After the Anhui Museum and the China Port Museum, this is the third stop of the touring exhibition, taking place at the Changsha Museum between 23 October 2020 and 17 January 2021. Selected from the Chengxuntang and Mengdiexuan collections, this exhibition showcases more than 300 pieces of beautiful and vibrant ornaments and religious objects from the Mongolian and Himalayan regions from the 13th to the 20th centuries. The artisanship of these two regions is bound together by their affinity for gold, silver, turquoise, and coral; their close attention to detail in their head, neck, and waist ornaments; and the extensive use of filigree, inlay and other delicate metal craftsmanship. The Himalayan art of this time is marked by an inseparable bond between religious and daily life. The ornaments from this region, with their strong Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu elements, capture the unity of man and the divine. They speak for the soul and show outward devotion to the divine. Your eyes will be dazzled by their splendour and, by reaching beyond the objects and into the minds of the sand- and snow-dwelling peoples, a deep understanding of the past.