Sunday, 17 January 2016

Friday, 8 January 2016

Exhibition of Chinese Zodiac Celebrating the Traditional Chinese New Year 十二生肖迎新春圖片展






Opening Reception: January 31, 2016 2:00pm (free event)
Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/4Z9xzw

Exhibition Dates: January 31 - April 3, 2016
Tuesday - Sunday 11am-5pm closed on Mondays and Holidays. Admission by donation.
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6a 4H5

Co-presented by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and Henan Administration of Cultural Heritage

The year 2016 is the Year of the Monkey (also the year of Bingshen) according to the Chinese lunar calendar. As the Chinese spring festival is approaching, Chinese Cultural Center of Greater Vancouver and China’s Henan Provincial Bureau of Cultural Heritage co-present an exhibition titled Twelve Chinese Zodiac Animals Celebrating the Traditional Chinese New Year at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum during January 31st to February 28th. The 63 bilingual panels of the exhibition illustrate and explain the history of Chinese zodiac animals and traditions. The content is enriched by photos of the excavated artifacts such as clay, jade and bronze zodiac animals in Henan Province. This exhibition is entertaining, instructive and family friendly. The exhibition is in both English and Chinese.


Henan Province in China is one of those most important cradles of Chinese culture and has long served as the national political, economic and cultural center. It preserves a host of cultural relics themed on the Chinese zodiac and passes down the zodiac’s cultural tradition. From clamshells with designs of dragons and tigers in the Neolithic age, to today’s folk custom of uncles sending lamb-shaped food to nephews in the sixth lunar month every year in Northern China, all those aspects are embodied with the charm of Chinese zodiac culture. 


合辦機構:大溫哥華中華文化中心、中國河南省文物局
開幕禮:2016年1月31日(星期天)下午二時
展覽日期:2016年1月31日至4月3日
開放時間:周二至周日上午11時至下午5時。周一及節假日休息。免費參觀,隨緣樂助。
大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館,溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號。
查詢:604.658.8880 www.cccvan.com

公元2016年是中國農曆的丙申年(猴年)。在新春來臨之際,大溫哥華中華文化中心與中國河南省文物局聯合舉辦以十二生肖爲主題的精彩展覽。河南是中華民族最爲重要的文化發源地之一,長期以來作爲全國重要的政治經濟文化中心,保護並傳承了衆多生肖文物生肖文化。遠至新石器時代的蚌塑龍湖,近至今天的農曆六月送羊風俗,無不體現了生肖文化的魅力。隨著文化交流的發展,生肖文化也逐步受到國際文化社會的重視,成爲廣受喜愛的一種中華文化風俗。
展覽以河南省十二生肖出土文物的精彩圖片為依托,展示中國生肖文化的丰富内涵,借此向海内外華人致以新春的祝福,並祝願世界人民在丙申年吉祥如意。本次生肖展覽內容丰富、生動,在娛樂的同時又極具文化教育意義,老少咸宜,是一項在新春期間適合全家一起參與的文化活動。展覽的全部內容有中文和英文說明。



















White Ceramic Rabbit, Tang Dynasty (618 - 906 A.D.), China
Collection of Sanmenxia City Museum, Henan Province, China
白瓷兔  唐代  三门峡市博物馆藏






















Ox Zun, Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC – c. 1046 B.C.E.), China
Excavated at Yinxu (The Yin Ruins), Anyang, Henan Province, China
牛尊  商代  安阳殷墟出土


Pottery Figures Holding Twelve Chinese Zodiac Animals, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 A.D.), China
Collection of Henan Museum, China


黃綠彩十二生肖陶俑  明代  河南博物院藏