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Behind the Scenes

As MAP’s sister institution, The Medici Center Shanghai (MeCS) shares similar educational and scholarly aims. MeCS hopes to become China’s premier Renaissance research institution, funding research and inspiring a deeper interest of the Italian Renaissance culture in China through events, research and teaching. MeCS’s teaching will serve both scholars and non-academics, acting as a hub for Renaissance studies in China. Crucially, the center provides important links with Western scholarship through its relationship with MAP, a core part of which will be the opportunity to attend an advanced archival study program in Florence.

The Medici Center Shanghai: About Us

Our Vision

To inspire a deeper interest in the understanding of Renaissance history and Italian culture in China through research and teaching.

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The Medici Center Shanghai: What We Do


MeCS will provide an in-depth education for students, aspiring academics and interested professionals offering a curriculum covering the contextual history of this period and providing training in the key skills needed to undertake archival research. This will be achieved through our existing relationships with various Chinese and international academic institutions and research centers.



The Medici Center Shanghai has access to its own sources of Renaissance books and manuscripts for research allowing its students the unique opportunity of learning first hand from original sources whilst in China. The Center is also committed to hosting exhibitions and partnering with museums across China.



The Center will operate as a hub for both Renaissance scholars and enthusiasts in China. Crucially it will provide important links with western scholarship through the work of the Medici Archive Project in Florence, a core part of which will be the opportunity to attend the advanced archival studies course in Florence.

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