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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Given by Jiefang Daily Press Group
date_end
2005-12-31
date_start
2005-01-01
date_text
2005 (made)
descriptive_line
Tex, China, 21st Century
dimensions
Height: 110 cm, Width: 78 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
This silk newspaper commemorates the launch of the space shuttle Shenzhou 6, China's second manned spaceflight, launched on 12 October 2005, the 2nd anniversary of the launch of its predecessor, Shenzhou 5. The space mission was carried out by astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng Historical significance: China's 2nd space shuttle launch in 2005.
id
109526
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T02:56:33.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:56:33.000Z
latitude
31.247709
location
In Storage
longitude
121.472618
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Printed Silk
museum_number
FE.433-2007
museum_number_token
fe4332007
object_number
O139881
object_type
Silk newspaper
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Newsprint on silk
place
Shanghai
primary_image_id
2008BU1442
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This newspaper printed on silk was given to the V&A in summer 2007 by the Shanghai press group, Jiefang Daily. It commemorates the launch of the space shuttle Shenzhou 6, China's second manned space flight, launched on 12 October 2005, the 2nd anniversary of the launch of its predecessor, Shenzhou 5. The space mission was carried out by astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, and among the objects that travelled with them on the spacecraft were a silk newspaper and limited copies of a commemorative First Day Cover, which the Jiefang Daily press group produced. This printed silk is a facsimile of the original that travelled into space. For many centuries in China the educated classes used silk for writing. This newspaper revives the use of silk to communicate ideas, but with modern printing methods. It also symbolically links one of the oldest forms of technology (silk production) with one of the most modern (space travel).The front page of this memorial edition features a reprint of the article ‘On Earth’, one of the earliest journalistic essays published in 1872 by Shenbao, a pioneering newspaper based in Shanghai. Another event featured on the silk newspaper looks forward to Shanghai Expo 2010, the first international exposition to be held in China.
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
silk-newspaper-unknown
sys_updated
2013-12-10T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2005
year_start
2005