FEATURED

Celebrate China – Opening Weekend 

When:
Sat 22 & Sun 23 Mar 201410am–4pm
Where:
Throughout the Museum
Cost:
Free entry (charges apply to the exhibitions)
Type:
Special 

Dragon Dancers Shi Mei Lin, Picture courtesy of Shi Mei Lin.

Celebrate the opening of two extraordinary exhibitions from the National Museum of China – Throne of Emperors and Shi Lu: A revolution in paint – with activities for everyone!

Sat 22 Mar

10am–11am: T’ai chi class outside in the Plaza with Shi Mei Lin (Te Marae on Level 4 if wet)

10am–1pm: Chinese tea-tasting in Te Papa Café, Level 1. Free entry.

10am–2pm: Stan Chan demonstrates Chinese painting and calligraphy, Wellington Foyer, Level 2

11am–11.15am: Anglican Chinese Mission Lion Dance Troupe, Wellington Foyer, Level 2

11.30am–12.30pm: Shadow puppet family activity in Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry.

12 noon–3pm: Roving musician plays the evocative erhu, or Chinese fiddle

2pm–3pm: Repeat: Shadow puppet family activity in Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry.

3pm–4pm: Shi Lu floortalk with curator Rebecca Rice, Curator Historical New Zealand Art. Te Ihomatua | Gallery on 4. Exhibition charges apply.

Chinese painting
Image of artist Stan Chan courtesy of Keane Chan, Capturing Heartbeats

Sun 23 Mar

10am–11am: T’ai chi class outside in the Plaza with Shi Mei Lin (Te Marae on Level 4 if wet)

10am–1pm: Chinese tea-tasting free in Te Papa Cafe, Level 1

10am–2pm: Stan Chan demonstrates Chinese painting and calligraphy, Wellington Foyer, Level 2

11.30am–12.30pm: Shadow puppet family activity in Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry.

12 noon–3pm: Roving musician plays the evocative erhu, or Chinese fiddle

2pm–3pm: Repeat: Shadow puppet family activity in Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry.

3pm–4pm: Throne of Emperors floortalk with curator Justine Olsen, Curator Decorative Art and Design. Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4. Exhibition charges apply.

Throne of Emperors and Shi Lu exhibitions – find out more