Melbourne Masterclass: The Terracotta Warriors

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Melbourne Masterclass: The Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Army is one of the great wonders of the ancient world, unknown to modernity until the local farmers of Lintong District stumbled upon them in 1974.

The army of more than 8000 life-sized and unique warriors was created to guard the city-sized underground tomb of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shihuang, in 210-209 BCE. However, since their discovery, these fascinating objects have also had a part to play in the making of modern China.

As part of the University of Melbourne’s Learning Partnership with the NGV exhibition Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality, the Faculty of Arts is delighted to present a Melbourne Masterclass exploring the ways in which these incredible artefacts embody a sense of place, culture and history.

This Masterclass offers attendees:

  • The chance to understand the Terracotta Warriors in their original historical context, as well as the modern political and cultural settings which have seen them transformed into ambassadors of Chinese culture
  • Insights into the process of excavating, conserving and displaying some of China’s most precious relics
  • An opportunity to spend time exploring the exhibition and its companion exhibition, Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, after-hours with a fraction of the usual crowds.

Price: $65 General / $60 University of Melbourne Staff, Students and Alumni Prices cover refreshments and exhibition entry and are GST inclusive.

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