Tour Past event Thursday, 14 February 2019

In Focus Tour: Lunar New Year 2019

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this tour of our Chinese and Korean objects and discover the meanings behind the auspicious animals they depict.

  • Meeting Point, Grand Entrance

  • Free event

Discover the history and colourful traditions of the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year. With this tour through our expansive Chinese and Korean collections, see exquisite objects from Chinese Tang dynasty funerary sculpture of a ram, to dragons on Korean Joseon dynasty ceramics. You will learn about the significance of animals as symbols in objects and discuss rituals taken place during this important annual celebration.