A new exhibition is on show at Christchurch Mansion showcasing rich Chinese collections from local museums, China in the East reveals the impact of Chinese culture and heritage across the East of England.
Also on display are fabulous artworks created by families and young people, providing a fascinating insight into how a younger generation connects with this heritage.
China in the East is a touring exhibition produced by Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey. Prior to the exhibition’s launch in summer 2012, a series of arts-based youth workshops took place, using the Chinese collections from local museums as inspiration to create new media.
The material produced is displayed within the exhibition, demonstrating just some of the exciting and innovative work that has been created by young people as part of Eastern Exchanges.
Portfolio Holder for Culture, Councillor Bryony Rudkin said: “This exhibition promises to be a fantastic insight into the rich Chinese culture and the influence this culture and heritage has had across the East of England.
“The Eastern Exchanges concept has directly engaged people and offers a totally new dynamic to the project. I am delighted that Ipswich will be hosting such a brilliant event and would encourage anyone to come along and visit.”
This exhibition is part of Eastern Exchanges, a major festival celebrating the culture and colour of the east to mark the London 2012 Games. Eastern Exchanges is an official part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World which presents exciting new museum exhibitions across the UK, created by young people.
The exhibition will be hosted at Christchurch mansion, Ipswich from 5 October till 31 December. This is a FREE event that will run from 10am until 5pm.