On March 25th, a high-level talent exchange among the three parts of the Yangtze River Delta model demonstration zone, and the first phase of the "Four Seasons of Talent" event, was successfully held in the Wujiang District. More than 20 groups of talented individuals and their families from Qingpu, Wujiang, and Jiashan districts came to Lili Ancient Town in Wujiang for the event.
After attending events on the Old Street in Lili Ancient Town, all of the visiting families gathered at the Six Arts Museum. Their visit at the museum started with a fabulous and exciting interactive performance by the Monkey King.
With an exhibition area exceeding 18,000 sqm, and with 40,000 traditional handicrafts from all over China on display, and their tour being led by the museum’s senior guide, the high level talent visitors along with their families appreciated the collections and learned quite a bit more about ancient folk arts and traditional culture.
After the museum tour, the visiting children divided into groups to participate in a museum treasure hunt. The children used pictures and text clues to discover museum treasures. The children had a wonderful opportunity to work together as a team, which enhanced their social skills and even enriched their knowledge of Chinese art and culture.
Finally, Mr. Liu Jianxun, the curator of the China Tinware Museum, which is located in Lili Ancient Town, led an on-site DIY activity, allowing everyone an opportunity to make small tin plates. The visiting families gathered together in the 10,000 Buddha gallery hall on the first floor of the Six Arts Museum to join this meaningful and interesting national intangible cultural heritage event.
Through this cultural & tourism activity, high level talent and their families from Qingpu, Wujiang and Jiashan not only appreciated Chinese traditional folk art, but they also participated in a treasure hunt and had an opportunity to make make tin plates in the traditional way. It is our hope that these activities enriched their cultural life and expanded their vision and support of traditional arts and crafts.