Monday 15 Apr – Thursday 27 Jun 2013
Presented with the support of the Chinese Consulate in Melbourne as part of the China Cultural Gateway Program, and back by popular demand, this rare collection of beautifully handcrafted shadow puppets from Shaanxi province is re-presented in new light. This exhibition celebrates the recognition of Chinese Shadow Puppetry as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and brings this unique art form to life.
Visitors are invited to create their own shadow puppets at the workstation and experience the magic of this intricate craft.
The Chinese Museum has won two of the Museums & Galleries National Awards (MAGNA’s) at the Museums Australia National Conference, held on Sunday 19 May. The Travelling Museum has won the Best Public Program and Claire Tracey’s Water Dragon has won the Best Sustainability Project.
These awards recognise the significant positive impact of our highest achievers in contributing to the sector by establishing benchmark excellence in Exhibitions, Public Programs, and projects and developments that promote ethical and sustainable practices.The Chinese Museum was honoured to receive two out of the seven awards, making it the only organisation to be nominated for two separate awards.
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