Released September 22, 2009
Chinese Delegation to Visit Peabody Essex Museum
Top officials from the Palace Museum, Beijing accompany World Monuments Fund leadership in advance of landmark exhibition
PHOTO OP at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA)
FRIDAY September 25
A high-level delegation of scholars and curators will come to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA on Friday, September, 25 as part of a tour organized by the World Monuments Fund.
The delegation lead by Henry Ng, Executive Director of the World Monuments Fund, will also visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Mount Vernon and Monticello to learn about how U.S. museums conserve and present works of art, architecture and culture.
The Peabody Essex Museum is working in partnership with the World Monuments Fund to present Hidden Treasures from the Forbidden City: Unlocking an Emperor’s Private Paradise on view at PEM September 11, 2010 to January 9, 2011.
The Peabody Essex Museum will be the first venue of the exhibition featuring the never-before-seen contents of an Emperor’s private retreat deep within the Forbidden City.
Ninety objects of ceremony and leisure — murals, paintings, wall coverings, furniture, architectural elements, jades, and cloisonné — unveil the private realm of the Qianlong Emperor (r.1736‐1796), one of history’s most influential figures.
A world away and five stops on the commuter rail from Boston’s North Station…
About the Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum's collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime and Photography collections. In addition to its vast collections, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and a hands-on education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.
HOURS: Open Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 am-5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
ADMISSION: Adults $15; seniors $13; students $11. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang.
INFO: Call 866-745-1876 or visit our Web site at www.pem.org.
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