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Cambridge Chinese Culture Festival comes to the Fitzwilliam Museum




The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge took on the theme of the Far East recently as part of the Cambridge Chinese Culture Festival.

The museum hosted a number of China-related activities over a two-hour period on Saturday (February 2), including storytelling, traditional paper-cutting and lantern making, as well as a special treasure map of the Fitzwilliam’s Asian collections.

Fliss Mottram, learning associate at the museum, said: “It was a pleasure to work with Cambridge China Centre to celebrate Chinese new near with families at the Fitzwilliam Museum. It was our busiest-ever free family first Saturday.

Chinese Festival events at The Fitzwilliam Museum. Picture: Keith Heppell
Chinese Festival events at The Fitzwilliam Museum. Picture: Keith Heppell

“We welcomed 20 per cent new visitors to the museum, and it was such a positive opportunity for us to highlight our great collection of Chinese art and build stronger links with families in our community. We hope to see them again at our next family first Saturday on March 2.”

Chinese Festival events at The Fitzwilliam Museum. Picture: Keith Heppell
Chinese Festival events at The Fitzwilliam Museum. Picture: Keith Heppell

The event was part of the festival organised by the Cambridge China Centre and the Cambridge Chinese Community Centre, which started on January 27 and runs until the middle of February to tie in with Chinese new year – the year of the pig.

Jinzhao Li, co-founder of Cambridge China Centre and Cambridge Chinese Culture Festival, added: “It is great that so many families got to experience Chinese culture and celebrate the year of the pig with us.”

To find out about more events, visit cambridgechinacentre.org.



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