China in Yorkshire was a museum and arts festival that took place during 2008 when China hosted the Olympics. Museums and galleries in Yorkshire worked with their local Chinese communities to celebrate their Chinese collections and Chinese cultural activities in the region.
Leeds Museums and Galleries has over 1,900 Chinese items in its collections, and displayed over 400 of these in 2008. Leeds organised two exhibitions in partnership with groups like the Leeds Chinese Community Association.
Chinese Treasures was at Lotherton Hall near Aberford
China, Local and Global was in the Central Library Leeds
The exhibitions covered the following themes:
To & Fro (connections between Yorkshire & China), Festivals and Faiths, Food & Drink, Clay & Ink, Fashion & Finesse, Performance and Play.
The project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Renaissance Yorkshire.
For more information about China in Yorkshire, projects, Chinese objects, interactive games and more, click on the links below!