Royal Ontario Museum opens Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors

. March 8, 2014

The Royal Ontario Museum presents Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, presented by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation with Manulife as Lead Sponsor. The exhibition is on display in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall from Saturday, March 8 until Monday, September 1, 2014.

Emperor Yongzheng , The Palace Museum, Gu6446 © The Palace Museum

Emperor Yongzheng , The Palace Museum, Gu6446 © The Palace Museum

More than 80 of the exhibition’s objects, including textiles, calligraphy, paintings, and armour, have never before travelled outside the Forbidden City. Complemented by stunning artifacts from the ROM’s own internationally celebrated Chinese collections, these objects tell captivating stories and reveal the fascinating characters that made the Forbidden City the centre of an immense empire for more than 500 years. Due to the significant number of light-sensitive textiles and paintings, there will be an extensive rotation of objects half way through the exhibition’s engagement, presenting a new opportunity to experience the stories and exquisite objects of the Forbidden City.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum of natural history and world cultures. Opened to the public on March 19, 1914, the ROM is internationally renowned as a distinguished research institution. Today, in its Centennial year, the Museum houses collections of approximately six million artifacts and specimens. Through its eight Centres of Discovery, the ROM invites its audience to access the ROM’s encyclopaedic collections and curatorial expertise while enjoying engaging exhibitions, programming, lectures, school visits, and digital engagement.

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