On November 30, the “2020 Cultural Activities for Consular Officials of the Embassies in China”, launched by the International Exchange and Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, was held at the National Museum of China (NMC). More than 70 consular officials from nearly 40 countries visited NMC to appreciate splendid performances and exhibitions.
Wang Chunfa, Director of the NMC, welcomed all distinguished guests and briefly introduced some basic information of NMC. NMC is the highest-level palace of history, culture and art, which reflects China’s fine traditional culture, revolutionary culture, and advanced socialist culture. Nowadays, it has became one of the most popular museums in the world with 1.4 million collections covering a variety of categories like ancient relics, modern and contemporary cultural works, ancient rare books and artworks. Recently, the “Treasure Hunt Relay” was successfully held by NMC, sixteen curators of global top-level national museums presented their iconic cultural treasures through livestreaming, providing new ideas for international museum collaboration in the post-Covid era.
The guests appreciated the brilliant “Love·Music” show in the theater, which includes Guqin, Kunqu, Pipa, piano and string quartet in the form of chamber music and chorus. Subsequently, they visited “The Sound of Harmony: Musical Instruments in Ancient China” independently planned by NMC to learn more about the developmental sequence of ancient Chinese music and enjoy its charm.
Attendees of this event included Xie Jinying, Director of International Exchange and Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Zhang Xilong, Deputy Director of International Exchange and Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Jiang Hua, Deputy Director of International Exchange and Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Li Jinsheng, Party Secretary and Chairman of China Arts and Entertainment Group; Li Baozong, Deputy Party Secretary and General Manager of China Arts and Entertainment Group; and Ding Pengbo, Deputy Director of the National Museum of China.