The Warrior Emperor leaves the ROM on January 2
The ROM extends its hours over the holidays to allow more visitors to view this landmark exhibition
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)ís The Warrior Emperor and Chinaís Terracotta Army, a showcase of nearly 250 artifacts from the elaborate underground tomb complex of Chinaís First Emperor, closes on Sunday, January 2, 2011. This remarkable exhibition, among the ROMís highest attended in recent years, highlights one of the most significant archaeological finds in history: the 1974 discovery, in Shaanxi province in north-central China, of thousands of life-sized terracotta sculptures of Chinese warriors created 2,200 years ago. Often referenced as the eighth wonder of the world, the site was added to the official list of World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1987. The exhibition features 10 life-sized complete terracotta figures, including two of the nine generals uncovered to date.
The ROM will offer special extended hours to allow more visitors to enjoy the exhibition prior to its leaving Toronto. From December 26 to January 1, the ROM will be open from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm. During this time period, general admission is half-price after 4:30pm. A separate admission fee applies to see The Warrior Emperor and Chinaís Terracotta Army Please see website for full details. The ROM closes at 5:30 pm on Friday, December 24 and at 8:30 pm on Friday, December 31. Last entry to The Warrior Emperor is 1.5 hours before Museum closing.
This yearís ROM for the Holidays programming is inspired by the terracotta warriors. Each day is filled with family fun and special hands-on activities, including scavenger hunts in the ROMís renowned Chinese galleries, assembling a life-sized jigsaw puzzle of a terracotta warrior, and creating warriors out of clay. ROM for the Holidays takes place from December 27, 2010 to January 2, 2011, with programming available between 11 am to 4 pm daily.
This exhibition is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program.
This exhibition was organized by the Royal Ontario Museum in partnership with the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre, Peopleís Republic of China, with the collaboration of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
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