Immerse Oneself in Paintings of the Italian Renaissance

March 27, 2018 - June 22, 2018 Exhibition Hall A 20 people

In addition to the exhibition "Art, Culture and Daily Life in Renaissance Italy," we have also designed a series of themed activities to enable you to savor Italy through painting works created during the Renaissance.

Activity I

Parts of a manuscript from the Renaissance

Sketches are used to solve difficult problems met during the process of artistic creation. Moreover, they can also reveal the ideas and creative processes of artists. People of the period found much value in the sketches and started to collect them as early as in the 16th Century. In the exhibition hall several sketches of the artists of that time are displayed. What stories may be concealed behind these sketches? Come and unravel them with us!

Date and Time

May 12, 2018 

10:00~12:00 and 14:00~16:00, two exhibitions in total

Target audience and Capacity

Children aged 5~7; 20 children for each exhibition


Colorful Room, B1

Activity II

Find the Medici Family

Although it cannot be said that without the Medici Family there would have been no Renaissance. However, without the Medici's, the Renaissance would not have developed as we know it today. Do you wonder what this wonderful family achieved and the life they led?

Date and Time

May 19, 2018

10:00~12:00 and 14:00~16:00, two exhibitions in total

Target audience and Capacity

Children aged 6~9; 20 children for each exhibition


Colorful Room and Renaissance Exhibition Hall

Activity III

World of Geometry in Architecture

The word "geometry" comes from the Greek "geometria" meaning "measuring the Earth." What are the innumerable relationships between geometry and architecture? This exhibition takes famous architectural works of the Renaissance period as a clue. According to the geometric principles followed in the revival of ancient Roman architecture as shown in the exhibition content, it leads the parent-child family audience to explore the relationship between architecture and geometry. 

Date and Time

May 26, 2018

10:00~12:00 and 14:00~16:00, two exhibitions in total

Target audience and Capacity

10 groups of parent-child families (children aged 9~12)


Colorful Room and Renaissance Exhibition Hall

Activity IV

Conversation between East and West – The Urban Lifestyle in the 15~16 Centuries

To improve the effects of the Italian Renaissance exhibition, we have chosen works of art painted during this period. To be more specific, four themes of art, architecture, clothing and military equipment are selected for the display. Besides, the works of art and cultural relics of this period in China are also displayed in a way that encourages the adult audience to make comparisons between and understand the different urban lifestyles of "East and West" in the 15th to 16th Centuries.

Date and Time

June 16, 2018

10:00~12:00 and 14:00~16:00, two exhibitions in total

Target Audience and Capacity

Those aged 18 or over; 20 people for each exhibition


Colorful Room, Renaissance Exhibition Hall and General History Hall, B1

After successful registration, the audience is expected to gather in the Printing Workshop 10 minutes before the activity begins. Please present the phone screenshot showing successful reservation and enter the Museum through the group entrance at the east gate underground. Registration method is specified at the end of this article.

Moreover, we have prepared an exhibition guide. Please read it carefully and you will find it a great help

1. Prepare yourself in finding the exhibition's significance

Before the exhibition, take some time to think about your reason for attending this exhibition.

Are you fascinated by the theme, or do you want to feel the atmosphere of an exhibition and spend joyful leisure time? Do you want to come alone or with your friends or soul mate?

In any case, please make an appointment on Wechat or on our website and bear in mind the visiting time.

Some people have said they could not find the reservation channel on the official website of the Capital Museum

You can get yourself prepared for the theme, historical background, important exhibits and figures of the exhibition. It will be better if you bring your questions to the exhibition. Even if you cannot find the answers to those questions, they may help you deepen understanding and achieve good reflections on the exhibition.

2. Appropriate and Pleasant Clothes

Neat and appropriate clothes can lift your spirits, and show your respect for others. Museums are always places frequented by literati, which may offer opportunities for close contact.

But, wearing attire like this is far from "appropriate" since visiting a museum can be tiring

3. Maintain a good mood

A good mood can help you stay focused and keen during the visit.

1). Don't be greedy

Do not have the mentality of seeing all the exhibits. Not missing a single exhibit does not means that you can understand and are able to bear in mind the significance of all of them.

Every spectator is special for us. Spectators vary in interest, capabilities, knowledge accumulation and stamina. Therefore, everyone's experience of visiting will be different. For better experience, seek out an exhibit that resonates with you.

2). Tolerance

Some of the exhibits, although not the works of the famous great artists, can vividly reflect the cultural life or the changes of drawing skills of those times.

Spectators are expected to try to understand the exhibits with the mentality of tolerance and openness and think how these items were created and utilized by people of former times.

3). Patience

Children can be somewhat annoying when visiting an exhibition.

However, children often excel in perceptive capability compared with adults. Adults, due to their normative educational experience, unconsciously seek guidance and direction during the visit, while children, not being confined by such considerations, can discover and explore completely from instinct. Therefore, it can be a good choice to follow a child's perspective and interest during the visit.

It can be enjoyable to bring children to visit a museum.

4). Taking a Photo of Artwork

During the visit, an audience member is expected to follow some regular rules, which are: no speaking in a loid voice, no touching of exhibits, for example. For taking photos of paintings, please turn off the flashlight facility of your phone.

However, you can still use your phone to record the beautiful moments such as the impressive details, delightful interactions between you and exhibits, which can make your photos livelier.

5). Do not let the impressions of a visit slip away

Do you still feel immersed in the exhibition after the visit?

Do not let the impressions fade away. Instead, change them into your understanding and thoughts in writing. Merely putting down a few words can remind you of the experience the next time you see it.


Registration Date: March 27, 2018 - June 22, 2018

Visitors who cannot attend please cancel reservation before the closing date for entries via WeChat, or absence will be recorded and affect future applications.