China Agrees to Lend Art to Museum in Taiwan

The New York Times reports on the culture exchange between mainland China and Taiwan:

The Palace Museum in Beijing has agreed to lend works of art to the National Palace Museum in Taipei for an exhibition next autumn, temporarily bringing together a small part of China’s imperial collection for the first time in 60 years, both museums said on Monday.

The art works — mainly paintings of Emperor Yongzheng, an 18th century ruler of China, and his concubines — are part of China’s immense imperial art collection, long divided by strife. The Nationalists took nearly a quarter of the collection, including most of the best works, when they lost China’s civil war to the Communists in 1949 and retreated to Taiwan.

Read also the reporter’s previous article China and Taiwan to Confer on Imperial Art Treasures Split by History via CDT.

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