More than 100 museums in Beijing will be open to the public during the Spring Festival holiday, which will take place between February 10th and 17th this year.
The initiative was announced by the Municipal Department of Cultural Heritage. The institution also presented 10 visiting routes around the capital, focusing on exhibitions and special activities. The project aims to provide more leisure options for the local public and tourists during the celebrations.
The Spring Festival marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. Therefore, the Capital Museum will explore the elements of the dragon in its collection of relics.
In addition, the museum will have a “dragon element cultural and creative exhibition” to showcase China’s dragon culture in general.
Meanwhile, Grand Canal Museum will launch activities such as making dragon lanterns and displaying intangible cultural heritage with Beijing characteristics. Opening to the public in December 2023, the site tells the story of the 2,500-year-old connection between Beijing and the Grand Canal. It is located in the city’s municipal administrative center and has a total area of almost 100 thousand square meters.