Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's your turn to see the Emperor's Private Paradise at the PEM!

This week the Peabody Essex Museum opened the new, much anticipated exhibition, The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City.

The exhibition has received incredible coverage by Time, The Boston Globe, and the Financial Times.

The PEM created this excellent preview video (3:15, not too long!) to give you a sense of the grandeur and privilege associated with the pieces that have come to Salem from Beijing.

And, in this video (a longer 8:25) Matt Lauer visits and tours The Forbidden City in 2009 with Henry Ng, from the World Monument Fund.

Now that you are so excited to see this exhibition, you may need some place to stay... The Hawthorne Hotel has a Peabody Essex Museum package, and you will find additional accommodations on

The exhibit runs through January 9, 2011. That only feels like a long way away. Make your plans to visit Salem today!

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