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Exhibition of the Masks of Minority Ethnic Groups in China

Keywords: Masks of Minority, Ethnic Groups, China

Mask is a unique universal cultural symptom,and is result of the development of human  mind and consciousness as well as religious emotion. On some nations' religious  rituals,changing of the seasons,production and life,wedding and funerals,masks play an  important role.As the important component in Chinese and even world mask  culture,national masks of Chinese minority ethnic groups are gaining more and more  attention from people with their unique shaping,complex variety and unique  shaping,complex variety and profound contents.

Chinese masks originated from the pre-historical era.Up to now,minority masks are  still popular among 38 ethnic groups in 17 provinces or autonomous regions. In order  to protect the cultural legacy of these minority masks,Museum of the National Cultural  Palace spent large amount of human resources and materials a decade ago to  collect,sort out and research national maska.Up to now,Museum of the Cultural Palace  has owned a considerable amount of rare collections of minority masks.

"Exhibition of the Masks of Minority Ethnic Groups in China"will fully display the rare  collections of minority masks in China. According to different functions,the exhibition  of the masks can be divided into five categories of sorcerer's dancing masks,sacrifice  masks,life ritual masks,residence-protection masks,and drama masks.The visitors can  find the Shamanism masks from Shaman culture;masks used for "nuo"ritual from vast  areas;Bon Buddhism masks on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with mysterious color,and the  prototype and secondary masks in Chinese southern mountain areas.They can also  learn the minority ethnic groups' belief,customs and traditional culture related to mask  culture.

Area: <500㎡
Graded Objects: 100 Pieces(Set)
Availability: 23 Jun 2016--24 Jul 2017

Height Limitation: 3 m
Gallery Environment Control:Temperature 24℃, Humidity 35 %
Professional Showcase:Yes ,N/A
Professional Lighting:Yes ,N/A
Safety & Security:Yes ,N/A
Number of Staff: 3

Exhibition History:No

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Related Products of the Exhibition:No

Smart Tour Guide:No

Virtual Exhibition:No

Interactive Installation:No

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