Reimagining & Revitalizing the Chinese Collections at The Field Museum
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11:30 AM Registration | 12:00 PM Luncheon
University Club | Cathedral Hall, 6th Floor
76 E Monroe St | Chicago, IL
Join WorldChicago for a fascinating insider’s perspective on the excitement and challenges of bringing the new permanent exhibition, Cyrus Tang Hall of China to The Field Museum of Natural History.
The Spring Diplomacy Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Deborah Bekken, Co-Curator for Cyrus Tang Hall of China, opening in June 2015. Dr. Bekken will present about her role and the process of bringing these Chinese artifacts to Chicago. Dr. Bekken will provide an inside look at the conversations with scholars from the U.S. and China, as well as the multi-year exhibition development.
Cyrus Tang Hall of China will give museum-goers a comprehensive look at the long history and fascinating culture of China. The exhibition will feature 350 archaeological, historical, and ethnographic objects along with multimedia stories about who made and used them. Named after donor and former Chicago businessman Cyrus Tang, the exhibition will showcase jades, bronzes, ceramics, textiles, burial objects, and even a puppet theater.
The Spring Diplomacy Luncheon, WorldChicago’s biggest fundraiser of the year, brings together business, political, university, nonprofit, and student leaders focused on promoting citizen diplomacy in Chicago. WorldChicago is a nonprofit organization that relies on our members and hosts to support our mission of citizen diplomacy in Chicago. While we receive approximately half of our funds from government grants, we rely on you, our local community, for the remainder. This annual luncheon gives attendees exclusive access to speakers and an insider’s view to the impactful, international work they are doing in Chicago.
For sponsorship information or questions about the event, contact Abbey Jennings at email@example.com or at (312) 254-1800.