BRI NEWS Galleries union carries forward Silk Road spirit

BRI NEWS

Galleries union carries forward Silk Road spirit

Chinaculture.org

23:49, June 19, 2018

Yu Qun, member of the leadership of China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, addresses the launch ceremony for the Silk Road International Alliance of Art Museum and Galleries at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing on June 19, 2018. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

A launch ceremony for the Silk Road International Alliance of Art Museum and Galleries was held at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing on June 19.

Yu Qun, member of the leadership of China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, attended the ceremony, along with 24 representatives of national galleries and art institutions from 18 countries related to the Belt and Road Initiative.

Yu extended his congratulations on the establishment of the alliance. He said cultural exchanges based on the spirit of the Silk Road is an important aspect of the Belt and Road Initiative.

"In the past five years, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has been devoted to the promotion of exchanges among art and culture institutions from countries related to the Initiative. The alliance is one such fruit from the exchanges. It will provide a platform for international art museums and galleries to communicate," Yu said.

Wu Weishan, director of the National Art Museum of China, gives a speech at the launch ceremony for the Silk Road International Alliance of Art Museum and Galleries at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing on June 19, 2018. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

"We expect alliance with other unions could see more cultural achievements based on various communications and activities."

Wu Weishan, director of the National Art Museum of China, said the museum has had a series of exchanges with galleries from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including exhibitions and forums. The galleries union will strengthen cultural exchanges and bring art cooperation to a new level.

The first conference of the Forum of Silk Road International Alliance of Art Museum and Galleries was held after the ceremony.

During the five-day forum, the museum will hold an exhibition featuring 17 art pieces from 14 countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Zhang Shijun, party secretary of the National Art Museum of China, gives a speech at the launch ceremony for the Silk Road International Alliance of Art Museum and Galleries at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing on June 19, 2018. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

A launch ceremony for the Silk Road International Alliance of Art Museum and Galleries is held at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing on June 19, 2018. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

A launch ceremony for the Silk Road International Alliance of Art Museum and Galleries is held at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing on June 19, 2018. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

A launch ceremony for the Silk Road International Alliance of Art Museum and Galleries is held at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing on June 19, 2018. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Yu Qun (middle), member of the leadership of China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Wu Weishan (right), director of the National Art Museum of China and Slava Ivanova, director of National Art Gallery of Bulgaria attend the launch ceremony for the Silk Road International Alliance of Art Museum and Galleries at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing on June 19, 2018. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

 

Officials from China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism and National Art Museum of China and representatives from 18 countries related to the Belt and Road Initiative pose for a photo at the National Art Museum of China, June 19, 2018. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

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