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Watch the Building of the 10,000 Springs Pavilion Download as iCal file
From Wednesday, January 30, 2013
To Friday, February 01, 2013

Our latest exhibit entitled Within the Emperor's Garden: The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion will soon be here at IMAS.  But before it is fully installed, IMAS visitors will have the opportunity to watch during our hours of operation, the exhibit be put together by Donald Williams, Senior Furniture Conservator Emeritus of the Smithsonian's Furniture Conservation Institute, a group of volunteers,  and the IMAS Curatorial Department

The final result of the construction, will be this pavilion made by Chinese artisans that demonstrates traditional Chinese carving and fine furniture techniques. No nails were used to build this model.The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion (Wan Chun Ting), a celebrated example of classic Chinese architecture, still stands in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. It was built in about 1420 and rebuilt in 1533 as part of the private pleasure grounds of two dynasties of Chinese emperors.




The exhibition was organized by the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute and the Smithsonian International Gallery, with assistance of the China Red Sandalwood Museum and the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Special thanks to the Embassy of People’s Republic of China, Washington DC; the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; the Palace Museum, Beijing; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Smithsonian’s Office of Exhibits Central designed and edited the exhibit.

Location Central Gallery
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