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Saturday, June 23, 1990 - 08:15

Outing: Museum of Ancient Architecture (Xiannongtan)

Coordinator: Mieke van den Berg

Meet at South Gate of Ritan Park, Guanghua Lu

We will visit China's first museum of ancient architecture, which is at the former altar of agriculture – Xiannongtan. In addition to the old buildings on show, the museum also displays ancient architectural relics that have been unearthed. Wooden models of famous ancient buildings in existence are also on view. These handmade models duplicate exactly the real buildings without using a single nail. We will learn how to carry out the wooden roof construction supporting the eaves by building it ourselves, and will also learn how to make rubbings.