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Symposium: A Silk Road saga

Reconsidering cultural interactions on the famed trade route

Image: Panel 5 of Yu Hong’s sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581–618), Shanxi Museum

Saturday 24 August 2013, 10am

Duration 7 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin language lectures 2013

丝路传奇-虞弘石椁

Image: One of the eight seats of the sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581-619), Shanxi Museum

Sunday 25 August 2013, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Coffee lecture: The Silk Roads

With Dr Julian Droogan

Image: The court of Gayumars (detail) Folio 20v from the Shahnameh made for Shah Tahmasp I. Attributed to Sultan Muhammed. Tabriz, Iran, about 1522. Paper, ink, opaque watercolour, gold, silver. 45 × 30 cm. Image courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, AKM165.

Wednesdays 14 August - 4 September 2013, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Exhibition talks: A Silk Road saga

Expert talks by curators and academics

Image: Groom and camels (detail), Northern Qui dynasty (550-577), excavated from the tomb of Lou Rui, Taiyuan, Shanxi province, 1981, Shanxi Museum

Wednesdays 5.30pm
9 & 16 October 2013

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Celebrity talk: A Silk Road saga

Speakers reflect on the historic and cultural importance of Yu Hong's sarcophagus

Image: Edmund Capon

Wednesday 9 & 16 October 2013
6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Learn the art of Chinese knotting

Free drop-in art-making activity

Wednesdays 7.30-9pm
9 & 16 October 2013

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Artbar: A Silk Road saga

Live Persian classical and folk music

Image: Davood A Tabrizi

Wednesdays 9 & 16 October 2013
7.15-8pm & 8.30-9.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Arts of Asia lecture series 2013

Archaeology of China and the Silk Road

Image: Mounted drum player (detail), Northern Qi dynasty (550–77), excavated from tomb of Xu Xianxiu (dated 571), Taiyuan, Shanxi province, 2002, Shanxi Museum

Tuesdays 1-2pm
10- 24 September, 1 October & 15-29 October 2013

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Film series: A Silk Road adventure

A journey through China, Nepal, Iran and Anatolia

Image: Still from The song of sparrows

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
9 October - 3 November 2013

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Mandarin-language guided tour: A Silk Road saga

普通話導覽: 絲路傳奇.虞弘石槨

Image: Panel of Yu Hong’s sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581–618), Shanxi Museum

Saturdays 1pm
7 September to 9 November 2013

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free

Cantonese-language guided tour: A Silk Road saga

粵語導覽: 絲路傳奇.虞弘石槨

Image: Panel of Yu Hong’s sarcophagus (detail), Sui dynasty (581–618), Shanxi Museum

Sundays 1pm
8 September - 10 November 2013

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free