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Cost: $38 (VMFA members $18)

Open to: Educators

Teacher Workshop: The Forbidden City and the Son of Heaven

with Lulan Yu, VMFA Adult Programs Coordinator, Courtney Morano, VMFA School and Family Programs Manager, and Twyla Kitts, VMFA Teacher Programs Educator

Thu, Nov 13, 4:30 – 7 pm

Conference Room 1 & Galleries

The Forbidden City, the great walled enclave within the city of Beijing, was the residence of the Chinese imperial family and the center of Chinese government for more than 500 years. The palace complex, which served 24 Ming and Qing emperors, embodies the central components of Chinese culture though its location, structure, organization, decoration, and artifacts. This workshop, designed for upper-level history, humanities, and English classes, examines the flow of Chinese history through the symbols, objects, and information on view in the special exhibition Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from Palace Museum, Beijing. Participants will visit the exhibition and receive related resources, timelines, and project ideas.