Johnson & Johnson Unveils Olympic Games Pavilion Featuring Authentic Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warrior Exhibit
Pavilion’s Caring World Experience Features High Tech, Interactive Exhibits
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Worldwide Partner of the International Olympic Committee and Official Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games, today unveiled its Olympic Games Pavilion on the Olympic Green. As part of the Pavilion’s Caring World exhibition, which illustrates the company’s commitment to caring and creating a healthier society throughout the world, Johnson & Johnson offers visitors to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games the chance to experience a rare exhibit of authentic Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warriors.
The Johnson & Johnson Olympic Games Pavilion and the Caring World exhibit will be open to visitors to the Olympic green from Saturday, August 9, through Saturday, August 23, from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.
The Caring World features a series of eight high-tech, interactive exhibits that demonstrate how the Company celebrates the spirit of caring to create a healthier world. From the “Our Aspirations” exhibit where individuals share stories, reflections and memories about giving and receiving care in their lives, to the “Global Challenges” exhibit that depicts how Johnson & Johnson engages in major global health challenges on many fronts, to the “Vital Technologies” installation that shows how medical technology can restore the joys of life, the Pavilion experience conveys how caring for others makes life more meaningful.
The culmination of the Pavilion experience is the Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warrior exhibit, which exemplifies the Company’s commitment to the community. In celebration of the long partnership between Johnson & Johnson and China’s Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Army Museum to protect and preserve these precious relics, five authentic Qin Shi Huang Terracotta soldiers will be on display at the Olympic Games Pavilion: a standing archer, a kneeling archer, two officers and one fragmented warrior.
“Johnson & Johnson has long been guided by the value of caring for the health and well being of people and communities around the world, and the interactive Caring World exhibit is both our tribute to the people whose everyday acts of kindness make our world a more caring place and a compelling look at the future of health care,” said William C. Weldon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. “Our exhibit also presents five authentic Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warriors and tells the story of an important collaboration between Johnson & Johnson and the Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Army museum.”
When several strains of fungi began to affect the Terracotta Army in the late 1990s, Xian-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (XJP) and Janssen Pharmaceutica in Belgium, both Johnson & Johnson companies, quickly began working with Museum scientists to establish an on-site laboratory for fungal research and to develop the scientists’ capabilities with anti-fungal solutions. The companies also worked closely with Museum scientists to customize the company’s anti-fungal solutions to help preserve the relics.
The Johnson & Johnson Olympic Games Pavilion is a striking, 25,000-square-foot steel and glass venue that employs an innovative, environmentally-responsible design. The eco-friendly building’s passive cooling system includes more than 4,000 stalks of bamboo planted around the structure and on its roof. The bamboo, along with additional landscaping and water features, will help cool the site while creating a lush, relaxing oasis for guests in the heart of the Olympic green.
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