Behind the Screens: Understanding the Golden Dragon Museum Collection
Join Megan Hall, Collections Manager at Bendigo’s Golden Dragon Museum, for a private tour of the Museum where she will uncover some of the little-known details of the Collection and its care.
Golden Dragon Museum has a Collection of over 30,000 objects ranging from Heritage listed Imperial Processional Chinese Dragons, to textiles, jade, porcelain, screens – and more. The Collection represents the largest and most important holding of Chinese ritual and cultural objects in Australia.
Golden Dragon Museum welcomes participants to a private tour of the Collection while the Museum is closed to the general public. You will be guided through the exhibition and given a specialist look at the objects, the materials they are made from and their preservation. Ms Hall will discuss the complex and wonderful relationship between the Museum and the rich contemporary Chinese Australian culture that surrounds it as the home of a living collection of Imperial Processional Dragons and their regalia. These spectacular Dragons form an unbroken line of more than 120-years of history and are still used by the local Bendigo Chinese community each year at the famous Bendigo Easter Festival.