Thursday, 10 May 2012

Travelling the Silk Road

Tang-era drum  (detail). Courtesy: American Museum of Natural History, Division of Anthropology.
Tang-era drum (detail). Courtesy: American Museum of Natural History, Division of Anthropology.

Now showing in Canberra

From 31 March until 29 July 2012
National Museum of Australia, Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Adult $10, concession $8, family $22, child $5
Friends half-price

Travelling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World is now showing at the National Museum of Australia – its one exclusive Australian venue.
Step 1000 years back in time to experience the sights, sounds and stories of the greatest trading route in history in this new exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Embark on a thrilling journey along the legendary Silk Road, exploring the ancient cities of Asia and the Middle East over six centuries, where spectacular sights, exquisite silks and rousing stories await.
Remarkable dioramas, fascinating interactives and impressive artefacts will amaze children and adults alike on this adventure along the world's oldest international highway.

Shop the Silk Road

Continue your Silk Road journey in the exhibition gift shop. Buy ceramics, textiles, glassware and jewellery sourced from and inspired by India, China, Persia and Turkey. Open daily during the exhibition.

Programs and events

View the Museum's special Silk Road programs and events.
The video below features professional sand artist Pooja Harischandra. Pooja illustrates elements of the exhibition through a visual story in sand.


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