Opening weekend for the Year of China at the Musée Guimet

L'Origine -installation by Jiang Qiong Er © Frédéric Berthet
  • WE LOVE : an exceptional event for the whole family
  • AGE : for all
  • DATE : the weekend of april 27-28, 2024
  • HOURS : 10am-9pm
  • WHERE Guimet Museum - Place Iéna, Paris 16th arrondissement
  • KNOWLEDGE Some activities are subject to a charge, while others are free with the admission ticket.

A festive family weekend for the Year of China at Guimet

The Guimet Museumcelebrates the launch of a season devoted entirely to China.

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Franco-Chinese relations, Chinese artist Jiang Qiong Er and her "Guardians of Time" take over the museum's facades and spaces.

Meet at Place Iéna near du Trocadéro to discover these divine creatures from Chinese folklore, mingled with artificial intelligence to guarantee peace and brotherhood.

For the start of the "Guimet - China 2024" year, a spectacular universe awaits us: a monumental installation, circus, choreography and ancestral Chinese music.

A whole program for the whole family, for a weekend of immersion in a fabulous world.

The "Guimet x Chine 2024" inauguration program

Guardians of Time

  • Saturday, April 27 - to February 2025
  • Garden level - Single admission fee to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions
  • Shanghai-born visual artist and designer Jiang Qiong Er invites museum visitors to explore 5 spaces: sound and visual installations carrying symbolic and poetic messages.
  • Discover the façade, the columns in the entrance rotunda and on the 4th floor, the library on the 1st floor and the green terrace.

Choreographic tours 

  • Saturday, April 27 at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 pm
  • Duration: 25 min - Chinese rooms - Free on presentation of admission ticket.
  • An imaginary and poetic journey between classical Chinese dance and works from the museum's collections, with the Compagnie de danse chinoise de Paris, France's 1st professional classical Chinese dance company.

The Chinese art of tea 

  • Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • duration 30 min - 4th floor Rotunda - (budget 18€ - museum ticket included).
  • A rare moment of sharing and pleasure following an extraordinary preparation and tasting ceremony.
  • Emotion and sensation of this art born 1000 years ago!

Guided tours: discovering the Chinese collections

  • Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m.
  • Duration: 1:30
  • Rate 9€ for free visitors/ 18€ admission + tour
  • No reservation required, subject to availability 

Chinese circus family show

  • Sunday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m.
  • At the Auditorium
  • A magical show featuring eleven numbers performed by fourteen professional artists from the Art Chine association: balancing, spinning plates, juggling, martial arts, dance and visual acts.

Ensemble Soie et Bambou - Traditional Chinese music - Jeunes Talents concert

  • Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Rate Auditorium - 18€ full price
  • Stringed instruments with silk and wood from the traditional Chinese bamboo flute.
  • Most of the music presented in this program was composed over 700 years ago.
  • A journey through time and tradition

Exceptional nocturne 

  • Saturday April 27 until 9pm, last admission at 8:30pm
  • Included with museum admission
  • Stroll through the collections and discover the museum's exhibitions: Khmer Court, Historical Library, "T'ang Haywen, a Chinese painter in Paris" exhibition (Rotonde 2) and Rotonde du 4.th floor of the museum.

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