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Hebei Museum Shut Over Forged Exhibits

The Global Times report on a Hebei museum that has been shut down after many of its exhibits were discovered to be forgeries: The Jibaozhai Museum in Erpu village, Jizhou, has had its license revoked by Jizhou civil affairs...

Man Arrested over Forbidden City Break-in

When a number of precious objects on loan from a Hong Kong collector were stolen from the Forbidden City, the art world was taken by surprise that artwork in Beijing’s major museum weren’t more carefully guarded....

At China’s New Museum, History Toes Party Line

The New York Times reports on the newly refurbished National Museum of China, centrally located in Tiananmen Square, and the selective history that is on display there: China spent more than a decade and nearly $400 million to...

Q & A: China Under Glass

On his blog, Evan Osnos interviews Miriam Clifford, Cathy Giangrande, and Antony White, authors of China: Museums, about the unusual and sometimes little known museums they visited: Of the two hundred and fifteen sites that you...

Ode to the Communist Song

Zhang Lijia shares her reflections on the museum dedicated to the revolutionary song “‘Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No New China” at The China Beat: The massive museum, a modern structure of grey...

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,...

China’s Legacy: Let a Million Museums Bloom

Holland Cotter, art critic for the New York Times, is on a month-long visit to China to write a series which will, “explore how China’s shifting self-image is reshaping its art and art institutions.” From the...

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