The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army explored one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century, giving an insight into China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, and his legacy.
The exhibition included a number of the world-famous terracotta warriors from Xi’an, China, which were buried alongside the First Emperor in readiness for the afterlife.
The exhibition was presented in a temporary conversion of the famous round reading room in the centre of the museum. This enormous space had a 5 metre high cyclorama running around the whole space, which was articulated with eleven video projections (displaying a seamless 180 degrees), and some gobo lighting.
The video intended to deliver historic context and portray a sense of the real scale that can be experienced at the Terracotta Army Museum in Xi’an.