Celebrate Chinese Cultural Days at the ROM

If you haven’t visited the Royal Ontario Museum in a while, now is the time to go! The spectacular FORBIDDEN CITY Exhibition is definitely a must see! I’ve been twice already and looking forward to another visit this summer as the curators prepare to switch a few pieces on exhibit. You can read Ace’s post here: Forbidden City at the ROM

But you may want to mark your calendars also for the upcoming Chinese Cultural Heritage Weekend on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2014. It’s perfect for the whole family!

A full weekend of activities are planned including…

  • Piano performances featuring the winners of the 2014 Chinese Cultural Centre Piano Competition (11am to 2pm – Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery)
  • Interactive workshop showcasing the rich history of China and the reign of the Yellow Emperor and a chance to touch real artifacts, and learn the ancient art of foot binding (11am to 2pm – Digital Gallery)
  • Touch tables of Chinese artifacts, and demonstrations by Master Artists  (11am to 4pm – Bronfman Hall)
  • Listen to exciting stories that bring ancient times to life from our ROM Gallery Interpreters (11am to 4pm –  Bronfman Hall)
  • Arts and crafts with Chinese paper cutting, Chinese name writing on your very own bookmark or make your own Chinese lantern and folding fan (10am to 4pm –  Queen’s Park Rotunda)
  • Experience the ancient art of Chinese culture provided by Chinese Tea Culture Canada Inc (11am to 4pm – Bronfman Hall )
  • Guided tours through Forbidden City at 12pm and 2pm and Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 -1911) ( 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm – Meet in Chen Court)

Photo Credit: Sonya DNOTE: $5 with admission to The Forbidden City exhibition.

Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, 416.586.8000

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 and Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Free with museum admission


Also on our radar….

The weekend of May 3 and 4th. Go behind-the-scenes as the Royal Ontario Museum opens their doors for visitors to explore the Louise Hawley Stone Curatorial Centre. Experience the collections and  facilities and visit with ROM curators and technicians who work behind the walls of this world class museum. This is part of the ROM’s 100th Birthday Celebration Special Events. For more information visit www.rom.on.ca 



Sonya is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of AZNmodern.com. She is also a well-established contributing lifestyle writer to other sites and magazines sharing her passion for arts & culture, fashion, beauty, travel and food. Sonya is based in Toronto, Canada. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @theculturepearl

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