Creating Chinese paper cuttings

June 29, 2007

Creating Chinese paper cuttings

Gatineau, Quebec, June 28, 2007 — Have you ever wondered how to make Chinese paper cuttings? On July 7 and 8, join Rowena Tolson in the Treasures from China exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and try your hand at making traditional Chinese paper cuttings from simple motifs.

Since paper was invented in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China, Chinese paper cutting was the first type of paper-cutting design developed. The art form later spread to other parts of the world, where it was adapted to fit local cultural styles.

This activity is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s newest exhibition, Treasures from China, where visitors will see some of civilization’s finest artifacts, illuminating the rich history and achievements of the Chinese people. The exhibition is presented until October 28, 2007.

Chinese Paper Cutting
Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, 2007
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gallery C
Free with Admission to the Treasures from China exhibition

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.
Media Information:

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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