We would like to thank our lead sponsor, Luzhou Laojiao.
Luzhou Laojiao is the birthplace of "luzhou-flavor" liquor, a distinctive class of Chinese spirits. Brewers have been distilling Luzhou Laojiao since 1573, making it the oldest Chinese spirit in continuous production. In 1952, Luzhou Laojiao was one of four distilleries awarded national status and three of its brands: "Luzhou", "National Cellar" and "Luzhou Old Distillery" are recognized as famous trademarks of China.
We are also grateful to Ms Carolyn Hsu-Balcer and Mr Rene Balcer for their generous support.
This exhibition has been made possible by the provision of insurance through the Government Indemnity Scheme. The Ashmolean Museum would like to thank H M Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity.