Highlighting six cultural mega-events during mid-to-late December, the 2017 Guangzhou Cultural Industry Fair kicked off at Guangzhou’s Opera House on December 12.
Guests from home and abroad attended the opening ceremony and held dialogues on cultural industries. Some of the big names in attendance included British author and speaker on Creative Industries John Howkins, Director of BOP Consulting Paul Owens, Founder of LKK Design Jia Wei, and Beijing University’s Deputy Director of the Institute for Cultural Industries Chen Shaofeng.
Here are the six ongoing or upcoming cultural events that present exciting cultural activities in Guangzhou from December 11 to 24. Do not miss out.
2017 The 3rd Guangzhou Cultural Relics Museum and Copyright Fair
December 15 - 17, 2017
No. 2 Stadium, Guangzhou Gymnasium
Open to the public for free
A total of 92 heritage institutions and museums have signed up for this year’s fair, most of which are wellknown in the country even around the world, including the National Museum of Classic Books, Beijing Luxun Museum, Inner Mongolia Museum, Jilin Provincial Museum, Henan Museum, Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum and Guangdong Museum, among many others
Over 50 museums and cultural enterprises will exhibit their own cultural and creative products at the fair. Here are some of the special things you don’t want to miss:
➢“Thousands Miles of Mountains and Rivers” painting theme products, “The Sovereign’s Regard” desserts, and “The Imperial Concubine’s Warmth” ginger tea newly developed by the Palace Museum;
➢White porcelain ‘Kung Fu tea’ tea set featuring the Sage of Tea Lu Yu and bronze rhinoceros shaped saving pot presented by the National Museum;
➢The Nanyue King’s jade seal theme paperweight and stationery produced by the Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King.
1212 Creative China Forum
December 17, 2017
Guangzhou International Media Harbor
The forum aims to gather cultural resources from home and abroad to build an exchange platform for government organs, enterprises, think tanks, experts and scholars to cooperate and share best practice.
Major activities include: cultural project roadshows and signing ceremonies, a forum on the integration of culture and economy, sharing sessions featuring leading figures from the National Advertising Industry Park, a selection of Top 10 cultural enterprises in Guangzhou, amid others.
Guangzhou International Art Fair
December 21-24, 2017
Area C, China Import & Export Fair Complex
Guangzhou International Art Fair is the only art fair in south China approved by the Ministry of Culture. It is one of the oldest art fairs in China and the most concerned in south of China. After 22 years’ development, it has become an indispensable platform for demonstrating the development of Lingnan art and showcasing works from all around the world.
Covering an area of about 30,000 square meters, this year’s art fair is expected to hold more than 20,000 original art pieces presented by over 390 art institutions from 38 countries and regions all over the world. The admission fee for the art fair is 50 RMB, however, the good news is a total of 150,000 tickets will be given to the public for free. Stay tuned for how to score your ticket.