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Searching the Painting "Along the River during the Qingming Festival''Exploring the Life of Ancient LiteratiFun Chinese CharactersArtifacts Exploration AreaPast Exhibits
   
Title: ''Searching the Painting ''Along the River During the Qingming Festival''
   
  Use your hands and your mind! Looking at the painting "Along the River during the Qingming Festival", can you find the links between ancient times and today? This exhibit includes building blocks, models, multimedia games, and other interactive displays, that will lead you through the world of the painting "Along the River during the Qingming Festival", and allow you to make fun comparisons between the architecture, business and daily activities from then and now.
   
  Unit 1: Comparing Ancient and Modern Architecture
 
Comparing Ancient and Modern Architecture Comparing Ancient and Modern Architecture Comparing Ancient and Modern Architecture
  In this unit, by using an interactive light box, children will be guided through the temple, city gate, garden, western house, residence and the palace, among other types of architecture in the painting “Along the River during the Qingming Festival”, then contrast them with modern day comparisons. On the wall there are relief sculptures of guardian beasts that children can touch. Through toy building blocks, kids can make structures and become familiar with how Chinese architecture of the time worked.
   
  Unit 2: Walking Around and Looking for Stores and People
 
Walking Around and Looking for Stores and People Walking Around and Looking for Stores and People Walking Around and Looking for Stores and People
  In this unit, children will learn about the business activities of shop owners and other characters in the painting “Along the River during the Qingming Festival”, encountering fun problems along the way. Through wall displays and multimedia games, children will be guided through the painting to the solutions, working together to complete “looking for shops and people” missions in multimedia games.
   
Title: Exploring the Life of Ancient Literati
   
The zither, chess, calligraphy, painting, flowers, tea and incense—these are the leisurely activities that ancient literati took part in. In this exhibit, through displays including cultural relic replicas, audio equipment, magnetic stickers, multimedia, etc., children will put their senses to the test as they experience the delight of the life as ancient literati.
   
  Unit 1: Smelling Incense, Play the Zither & Enjoy Music
 
Smelling Incense, Play the Zither & Enjoy Music Smelling Incense, Play the Zither & Enjoy Music Smelling Incense, Play the Zither & Enjoy Music
 

Did you know in ancient times, before playing the zither, literati would burn incense? They believed the smell of the incense's fragrance would help them to achieve a tranquil mood, making the sound of the zither even more beautiful!  This unit offers replicas of incense burners for kids to touch and experience the smell of incense themselves. Other parts of the display include a zither, on which young visitors can practice plucking its strings, taking part in delight of ancient literati, as well as a music button that can be pushed to listen to an actual musical recording.

   
  Unit 2: A True Gentleman is to Watch the Chess Game in Silence
 
A True Gentleman is to Watch the Chess Game in Silence A True Gentleman is to Watch the Chess Game in Silence A True Gentleman is to Watch the Chess Game in Silence
 

Ancient literati liked chess because not only did it require wisdom, but also one could tell the personality of their opponent through playing against them! This unit combines ancient furniture and a multimedia game to guide children into the painting to experience the ancient literati’s art of "five-in-a-row" chess. Also on display is the game of weiqi and Chinese Chess to offer side-by-side comparisons.

   
  Unit 3: Enjoying the Leisure of Making and Drinking Tea
 
Enjoying the Leisure of Making and Drinking Tea Enjoying the Leisure of Making and Drinking Tea Enjoying the Leisure of Making and Drinking Tea
  Why did ancient literati like tea so much? Through enjoying having tea and refreshments, they could pursue a leisurely, elegant and simple state of mind!    This unit uses flip through panels, which allows kids to contrast tea sets and cultural relics from a tea painting side by side, combined with multimedia animation to help children to learn the steps of making tea in ancient times and the function and name of different tea utensils.
   
  Unit 4: Collecting and Appreciating Antiques
 
Collecting and Appreciating Antiques Collecting and Appreciating Antiques Collecting and Appreciating Antiques
 
  Ancient Literati were fond of collecting fine objects, and liked to appreciate them with their friends. Do you have any collections you are fond of? Share it with your friends. This unit uses a magnetic sticker game to guide kids through the painting, where they will help literati to find their lost prized possessions and return them to the table. After experiencing literati’s appreciation for ancient objects, visitors can take a picture to keep as a souvenir!  
   
  Unit 5: Poetry Competition with Floating Wine Cups on a Winding Stream
 
Poetry Competition with Floating Wine Cups on a Winding Stream Poetry Competition with Floating Wine Cups on a Winding Stream Poetry Competition with Floating Wine Cups on a Winding Stream
  Did you know that ancient literati liked to gather by mountain streams? Wouldn’t it be fun to sit by a stream in beautiful scenery, drinking wine and reciting poetry? In this unit, using an interactive LED display combined with a multimedia game, children will try to match of poems with paintings, to experience the joy of these activities for themselves. An ancient wine cup replica is also displayed for kids to touch.
   
Title: Fun Chinese Characters
   
The content of this exhibition area is derived from the Museum's collection. To help children learn about the Chinese characters, interactive multimedia, hands-on and audio guides have been designed to showcase the transformations of Chinese characters and the beauty of calligraphy.
   
  Unit One: The Legend of Master Calligraphers
 
The Legend of Master Calligraphers The Legend of Master Calligraphers The Legend of Master Calligraphers
  Do you want to know the secrets behind a great calligrapher's beautiful writing? Let's find out together! This unit uses three story-telling audio guides to teach children about the representative works of three legendary calligraphy masters: Wang Xizhi, Huai Su, and Su Shi.
   
  Unit Two: Chinese Characters Puzzle
 
Chinese Characters Puzzle Chinese Characters Puzzle Chinese Characters Puzzle
  This unit uses puzzles made from Chinese characters to help the children understand the structure and beauty of the six different types of Chinese writing: oracle bone script, seal script, clerical script, running script, regular script, and cursive script.
   
  Unit Three: Big Change in Chinese Characters
 
Big Change in Chinese Characters Big Change in Chinese Characters Big Change in Chinese Characters
  How have Chinese characters evolved from primitive shapes to artful lines? Let's take a look! This unit uses multimedia games to introduce the evolution of ancient Chinese characters and lets children utilize their newfound knowledge in fun contests.
 
   
   
 
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