CHINESE MUSEUM, MELBOURNE – TAASA Review December 2014

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This article was originally found in the December 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 4, Page 23).

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Greeting visitors is the mighty Millennium Dragon, a ceremonial dragon the head of which alone weighs 200 kilograms and is carried by eight people.

The dragon spirals across two floors and has pride of place amongst a collection that highlights the profusion of celebratory events in the Chinese calendar including lion-dancing costumes, processional lanterns and animals and kaifeng kits originating in Henan province. Exterior, Chinese Museum, Cohen Place, Melbourne.

Chinese Museum Collection 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne www.chinesemuseum.com.au In the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown, the Chinese Museum offers a fascinating snapshot of 200 years of Chinese history in Australia and of the diversity of Chinese art forms...