English tour guide available for Dunhuang exhibition

"Special Exhibition on Music and Dance Scenes in Dunhuang Murals," ongoing at Xuhui Art Museum, has attracted nearly 25,000 visitors within two months.

“Special Exhibition on Music and Dance Scenes in Dunhuang Murals,” which opened on June 9 at Xuhui Art Museum, has attracted nearly 25,000 visitors within two months.

Technology is a key element in this exhibition.

Upon arrival at the exhibition hall, visitors are like entering a modern Dunhuang cave. A major highlight is a seven-minute holographic movie which, for the first time ever, brings a figure on one of the Dunhuang murals to life.

With a tune played with pipa, sheng, xun and other traditional Chinese instruments by an eight-member band, a dancer with a waist drum from a mural painted during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) is conjured up as a holographic figure in motion.

Another highlight is an interesting animation played on the walls which uses track mirror technology, said to be applied at a Shanghai museum for the first time.

In order to draw more foreign visitors to the exhibition, an English tour guide is available and can be booked by calling 6431-3738.

The exhibition, underway at 1413 Huaihai Road M., will end on September 2. It is free of charge.

Ti Gong
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