China in the East
China in the East is a touring exhibition with a difference. Launching at Epping Forest District Museum, this exciting exhibition showcases the rich Chinese collections of museums in the eastern region, highlighting the impact of Chinese culture and heritage on the area and showcasing new media created by young people, inspired by these beautiful objects
Themes include trade and industry, fashion, festivity, language, writing and cuisine. China in the East is part of Eastern Exchanges, a major festival celebrating the culture and colour of the East to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games. Eastern Exchanges is an official part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World which presents exciting new museum exhibitions created by young people across the UK.
The exhibition will showcase beautiful objects including spectacular Chinese costume from Saffron Walden Museum, intricate finger guards from Bedford Museum and a delicate fan from our own collection.
Creative workshops held by the council gave families, children and adults a chance to get up close to these fantastic artefacts and create their own Chinese-inspired work, some of which will be showcased within the touring exhibition.
See the events calendar below for details of upcoming China in the East workshops and events.
The full schedule of venues for the exhibition tour is as follows:
1. Epping Forest District Museum from 7 July to 25 Sept 2012
Tel: 01992 716882
2. Ipswich Town Hall from 5 October 2012 to 2 January 2013
Tel: 01206 507949
3. Hertford Museum from 19 January 2013 to 16 March 2013
Tel: 01992 582686
4. Lowewood Museum from 15 June 2013 to 31 August 2013
Tel: 01992 445596