NEWS
Terracotta Warriors travel 5,000 miles to go on display in Liverpool
POSTED 07 Feb 2018 . BY Alice Davis
A highly anticipated exhibition of Terracotta Warriors, carefully transported from China’s Shaanxi Province, will launch in Liverpool this Friday (9 February).

The 2,000-year-old treasures, which depict an emperor’s army, will be on display at the World Museum for the next eight months in an exhibit entitled 'China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors'.

“The Terracotta Warriors exhibition is surely one of the most important exhibitions we've ever held here,” said David Fleming, director of National Museums Liverpool.

“We cannot wait to share this spectacular show with the city’s people and welcome visitors from across the UK to witness this unmissable opportunity to see some of the Terracotta Army up close.”

The terracotta statues show the army of Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

More than 8,000 model soldiers were crafted and buried alongside the emperor, where they remained until Shaanxi farmers stumbled upon them just 45 years ago. Each figure is unique, with carved features different from the next.

Ten life-size warriors, including a terracotta horse, have made the 5,000-mile (8,000km) journey to Liverpool, where they’ll be displayed alongside 180 other objects discovered at the emperor’s 5,600-hectare (13,800-acre) burial site.

Sharon Granville, executive director of collections and estate at National Museums Liverpool, thanked project partners including museum contemporaries in China, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Tianjin Airlines, Wendy Wu Tours, Unilever, Quilter Cheviot Investment Management, Signature Living and the London Stock Exchange Group.

“The Terracotta Warriors are an iconic cultural treasure produced by ancient China,” said culture secretary Matt Hancock.

“Bringing them to Liverpool is a real coup and testament to the strength of the UK-China cultural relationship.

“This exhibition will boost tourism to the region, attract visitors from across the UK and Europe and highlights once again that Liverpool is a world-class destination for arts and culture."
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
AM2
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Attractions Management - Terracotta Warriors travel 5,000 miles to go on display in Liverpool ...
17 Feb 2018 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

07 Feb 2018

Terracotta Warriors travel 5,000 miles to go on display in Liverpool
BY Alice Davis

lan Ma, aged five, from Liverpool’s Chinese community, is among the first to see the warriors at World Museum

lan Ma, aged five, from Liverpool’s Chinese community, is among the first to see the warriors at World Museum
photo: Gareth Jones

A highly anticipated exhibition of Terracotta Warriors, carefully transported from China’s Shaanxi Province, will launch in Liverpool this Friday (9 February).

The 2,000-year-old treasures, which depict an emperor’s army, will be on display at the World Museum for the next eight months in an exhibit entitled 'China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors'.

“The Terracotta Warriors exhibition is surely one of the most important exhibitions we've ever held here,” said David Fleming, director of National Museums Liverpool.

“We cannot wait to share this spectacular show with the city’s people and welcome visitors from across the UK to witness this unmissable opportunity to see some of the Terracotta Army up close.”

The terracotta statues show the army of Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

More than 8,000 model soldiers were crafted and buried alongside the emperor, where they remained until Shaanxi farmers stumbled upon them just 45 years ago. Each figure is unique, with carved features different from the next.

Ten life-size warriors, including a terracotta horse, have made the 5,000-mile (8,000km) journey to Liverpool, where they’ll be displayed alongside 180 other objects discovered at the emperor’s 5,600-hectare (13,800-acre) burial site.

Sharon Granville, executive director of collections and estate at National Museums Liverpool, thanked project partners including museum contemporaries in China, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Tianjin Airlines, Wendy Wu Tours, Unilever, Quilter Cheviot Investment Management, Signature Living and the London Stock Exchange Group.

“The Terracotta Warriors are an iconic cultural treasure produced by ancient China,” said culture secretary Matt Hancock.

“Bringing them to Liverpool is a real coup and testament to the strength of the UK-China cultural relationship.

“This exhibition will boost tourism to the region, attract visitors from across the UK and Europe and highlights once again that Liverpool is a world-class destination for arts and culture."



Connect with
Attractions Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!   15 Feb 2018

To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the industry’s needs and appetites .... more>>
Esme Ward becomes first female director of Manchester Museum
Esme Ward becomes first female director of Manchester Museum   16 Feb 2018

Manchester Museum has announced the appointment of a new director, marking the first woman to hold the position in the institution’s 125-year history. .... more>>
Government ruling allows expanded tourism funding for Florida attractions
Government ruling allows expanded tourism funding for Florida attractions   16 Feb 2018

Florida’s government has approved changes to its tourism laws, green-lighting changes to its bed tax rules to expand use of the fund for enhancing .... more>>
Paul Noland resigns after five years at helm of IAAPA
Paul Noland resigns after five years at helm of IAAPA   16 Feb 2018

Paul Noland, president and CEO of global attractions association IAAPA, is stepping down from the role – a position he has held since January 2013. .... more>>
Company profile


Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeholders.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery






in this issue

• Sport report omits Healthy Pupil cuts
• YourZone45 to ramp up expansion plans
• Robers plans boutique gym at Langley



Latest jobs




General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: York, UK
Company: Continuum Attractions
Activity Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, UK
Company: Girlguiding UK
Tour Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Wembley, UK
Company: The Football Association
Tour Operations Executive
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Wembley, UK
Company: The Football Association
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

25-26 Feb 2018

Professional Beauty London

ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom


25-26 Feb 2018

World Spa & Wellness Convention London

ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom



Attractions Management magazine 2017 issue 4
Attractions Management
2017 issue 4

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Promotional feature: Simworx
Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology More>>
  Expos: Pure Energy
BRC’s Christian Lachel reflects on the recent expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, and shares his takeaways for Expo 2020 Dubai More>>


Attractions Management magazine 2017 issue 3

Attractions Management
2017 issue 3

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Attractions-kit.net: Product Innovation
Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches More>>
  Editor’s letter: 100 per cent accessible
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd