Friday, 16 December 2011

Event - A taste of the East (Weston Park Museum)

ANCIENT artefacts are bringing China’s 3,000-year-old civilisation to life in Sheffield.
From an 18th century compass, to a bronze mirror from 1000 AD, the remarkable objects are at Weston Park Museum – a rare chance to see such a collection outside London.
The China: Journey to the East exhibition, on loan from the British Museum, concludes its national tour in the city.
Its other star attractions include a 3,000-year-old food container placed in tombs for the dead to use in their journey to the spirit realm and Ming Dynasty ceramics depicting warrior gods.
Young visitors can also discover the story of Chinese New Year or perform their own stories in the display’s puppet theatre.
Teresa Whittaker, senior exhibition curator at Museums Sheffield, said: “China has a long and fascinating history.
“It’s great to offer visitors to Weston Park the chance to explore it through such a unique collection of artefacts.
“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the British Museum to show these incredible objects in Sheffield.”
The exhibition starts on December 17 and runs until April.

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