Stories of the imperial palace, home to China’s last emperors, have captivated people for generations. The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors ushers visitors into the emperor’s most private quarters and offers a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of the rulers, subjects, and concubines who lived within the palace walls.
As Lead Sponsor of this stunning show, Manulife is helping to bring the epic drama and intrigue of the 600-year-old imperial residence to life for Canadians. “The Forbidden City exhibition is a true celebration of Chinese culture and its deep-rooted history,” said Nicole Boivin, Chief Branding and Communications Officer for Manulife. “As a global company, Manulife is committed to engaging the international communities where we live and work, such as China, where we’ve been operating since 1897.”
Chinese national treasures and remarkable objects from the ROM’s own collection—exquisite gold, silver, and jade objects, paintings, textiles, and stunning imperial furnishings—will reveal some of the ancient secrets of China’s Ming and Qing dynasties. “Partnering with the ROM to present its Centennial exhibition is a great way to honour the China-Canada Cultural Exchange in 2014, and commemorate the ROM’s 100th anniversary,” said Boivin.