A Tale of Two Museums Unfolds as Taiwan-China Rivalry Thaws

Agence France-Presse reports on the significance of the improving relations between museums in Taiwan and China:

The major museums of long-term rivals Taiwan and China are planning unprecedented exchange visits and could hold a joint exhibition as the once-bitter distance between them narrows.

In February, director Chou Kung-hsin of the National Palace Museum in Taipei plans to visit the museum’s counterpart in Beijing — or, precisely speaking, its predecessor from where most of the popular Taipei museum’s rich collection of Chinese objets d’art and artifacts originated.

The visit, if realised, would mark the highest level contact between the two museums in the 60 years since Taiwan and China split at the end of a civil war.

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