condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Chinese New Year celebrations

Past Event
Sun 1 Mar, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Museum galleries, Free with Museum Entry

© Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Celebrate Chinese culture at Auckland Museum with fun hands-on activities, storytelling, live art demonstrations, vibrant music and dance performances.

Chinese New Year is an annual celebration which marks the start of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Each Chinese New Year is represented by one of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac – 2015 is the year of the sheep.

Programme

  • Opening: drum welcome

    Past Event
    Sun, 1 Mar 2015, 10.15AM
    Atrium, Free with Museum entry

    Melinda Gao and Ma Xin, members of the Chinese of the Chinese Music Association and Chinese Music Performance Association, open our Chinese New Year celebrations.

    Read more
  • Tai Chi demonstration

    Past Event
    1 Mar 2015, 11am
    Atrium, Free with Museum entry

    Join the Taoist Tai Chi Society in a demonstration of Tai Chi and learn about this art form and its health benefits.

    Read more
  • Chinese Arts and Craft Fun

    Past Event
    1 Mar 2015, 10.30am - 12pm and 1.30 - 3pm
    Auditorium Lobby, Learning Labs

    Join us for two fun-packed sessions where you'll learn traditional arts and crafts from Taiwanese artists and master teachers.

    Read more
  • Hidden Objects, Hidden Stories: Treasures from the Chinese textile collection

    Past Event
    1 Mar 2015, 11am
    Auditorium, Free with Museum entry

    Auckland Museum is proud to collaborate with the Confucius Institute to showcase special selected Chinese Collection items for showcase.

    Read more
  • Chinese New Year competition

    Past Event
    1 Mar 2015, 1.30pm - 4pm
    Museum Galleries, Free with Museum entry

    Snap a picture of yourself family enjoying your favourite activity or performance at our Chinese New Year celebrations to go in the draw for a special gift pack from our store.

    Read more
  • An Afternoon of Music

    Past Event
    1 Mar 2015, 1.30pm - 4pm
    Atrium, Free with Museum entry

    Auckland Museum is pleased to present an afternoon of music from Taiwan's 1000 year orchestra group and the Music Association of Auckland.

    Read more
  • Lighting the Museum for Chinese New Year

    Past Event
    Wed 18 and Thu 19 Feb 2015
    Auckland Museum

    On Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 February 2015 Auckland Museum will be lit red and gold to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

    Read more