Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices at the Art Gallery of South Australia is the first exhibition in Australia to present the complex artistic and cultural interaction between Europe and Asia from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries – a period known as the Age of Spices. This exhibition includes 300 outstanding and rarely seen works of ceramics, decorative arts, furniture, metalware, paintings, prints, engravings and textiles from both public and private collections in Australia, India, Portugal, Singapore and the United States. Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia said this landmark exhibition and its publication highlights the Gallery’s international reputation for presenting spectacular exhibitions of historical Asian and European art. Treasure ships showcases a diverse collection of luxury objects, many of which have never previously been seen on public display in

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