Starting this Saturday, April 12th and 13th, the ROM will be celebrating Chinese Cultural Heritage Weekend. It will be celebrated with live music, dance performances, shopping, dining and many more activities:
· Piano performances featuring the winners of the 2014 Chinese Cultural Centre Piano Competition (11am to 2pm – Currelly Gallery)
· Touch tables of Chinese artifacts, and demonstrations by Master Artists (11am to 4pm – Bronfman Hall)
· Arts and crafts with Chinese paper cutting, Chinese name writing on your very own bookmark or make your own Chinese lantern and folding fan (10am to 4pm – Queen’s Park Rotunda)
· Experience the ancient art of Chinese culture provided by Chinese Tea Culture Canada Inc (11am to 4pm – Bronfman Hall )
· Guided tours through Forbidden City at 12pm and 2pm and Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 -1911) ( 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm – Meet in Chen Court)
Access to the activities will be through the ROM’s Forbidden City exhibition. If you haven’t seen the Forbidden City exhibition, this weekend is the perfect time! The objects being displayed tell captivating stories and reveal the fascinating characters that made the Forbidden City the center of an immense empire for more than 500 years. More than 80 of the objects including textiles, calligraphy, paintings and armor have never traveled outside of the Forbidden City.
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