If you haven't heard the news about the terracotta warriors, I would highly advise that you Google them now! They are scheduled to tour Canada, starting out in Toronto at the Famous ROM museum, and make their way west.
As Kristen Evenden (M.A. President and CEO) explains:
“I am pleased to announce that on Friday, February 26th, 2010 Glenbow’s Board of Governors confirmed their support for “The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army” and approved the exhibition for Glenbow. It is scheduled to be at Glenbow July 30 to November 20, 2011. Glenbow is one of four venues on the Canadian National Tour which begins in Toronto at the ROM, then goes to Montreal, Calgary, and Victoria.
This exhibition showcases artefacts from the tomb complex of China’s First Emperor – the largest tomb complex in China, and possibly the world. The exhibition will include the most full-sized terracotta figures and the largest collection of artefacts related to the Warrior Emperor ever displayed in North America. Nearly a third of the artefacts on display have never been shown outside of China, and some have never been publicly displayed anywhere. Bringing “The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army” to Calgary is an important initiative in the context of the new Strategic Plan for Glenbow.
It will be a landmark cultural and economic event for this city and the region, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and it requires community support to make it happen.” says Kirstin Evenden, M.A. President and CEO of the Glenbow Museum.
These soldiers were individually sculpted, and all express different emotions, and poses, which makes them all unique and incredibly fascinating!
When we get confirmation on all the dates for viewing this collection, we will be happy to keep you all posted! It is not often that the public is able to view artefacts like this, so take advantage of it while you can.