China

 

A British Museum Tour

China – Journey to the East

Now showing at:

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

Exhibition overview

This major exhibition offers visitors the chance to encounter artefacts from one of the most important and influential civilisations in world history.

China: Journey to the East spans 3,000 years of Chinese history and culture, exploring themes of play and performance, technology, belief and festivals, food and drink, and language and writing.

China has been a major influence on many parts of the world through trade and the movement of peoples. Chinese Diaspora communities form a vital part of the history of many other countries, including Britain.

This unique exhibition features over 100 objects from the British Museum, the largest loan of Chinese material the Museum has made in the UK.

The exhibition also includes objects from collections at some of the partner museums and from elsewhere within their regions.


This is the second in a series of British Museum travelling exhibitions designed to offer students, teachers and families around the country the chance to encounter objects from the major civilisations in world history.

For information about the first touring exhibition in this series, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors
and Heroes
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Shadow puppet made of donkey hide in the form of a sedan chair with sedan carriers. Hubei province, China, about 1850-1950 

 

Tour dates

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield. Photo Adrian Richardson. Courtesy Museums Sheffield

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield
17 December 2011 -
12 April 2012

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Image: Shadow puppet made of donkey hide in the form of a sedan chair with sedan carriers. Hubei province, China, about 1850-1950

Sponsored by BP, China Now and DCMS