Monday, March 10, 2014
How and why does a place become forbidden? Is it a location reserved for the elite? How are restricted spaces and structures marked, and how is access controlled?
Coinciding with the opening of our newest exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors the Explore The Forbidden City lecture series will present multiple perspectives and deeper exploration of themes from the exhibition, from China and all around the world, both historical and contemporary.
Pre-registration is not required.
FREE. RSVP Required.
Event does not include Museum admission.
What influences can we trace between China to other parts of the world? How has diplomacy, trade, artistic and intellectual exchange and other forms of contact influenced the development of cultures around the world?
Centennial Decorative Arts Symposium at the ROM
Register before March 17, 2014 and take advantage of the Early Bird Price: $175
Ticket prices starting March 17, 2014
Bishop White Committee Symposium
Imperial regalia were strictly regulated by sumptuary laws in traditional China. These laws reveal much about the culture in China, and specifically in the Forbidden City. Imperial costume expressed the wants and desires of both the individual wearer, and of society as a whole.
Nature All Around Us: How was nature present or represented in the Forbidden City? What is the symbolic meaning of plants and animals found in the architecture, on objects, and on clothing?