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15 July 2015

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Exhibition of Chinese and Italian Trans-cultural Exchanges and Interactions

The Exhibition named "Finding A Homeland at the End of the World: the Trans-cultural Exchanges and Interactions between China and Italy from the 13th Century to the 16th Century" will kick off at Hunan Museum on January 27, 2018.

The cultural art exhibition is curated by Hunan Museum, 21 Chinese museums, and 26 foreign museums. It will present nearly 250 works of art from China, Italy, and the US, and explore cultural exchanges between China and Italy from a multicultural perspective and new curatorial philosophy.

The exhibition consists of five parts.

Part one: as long ago as the 13th century, China and Italy exchanged products such as bronze, glass, and silk.
Part two: the Chinese invention—compass role in exploration and the road to the Orient will be presented.
Part three: Mongolian Empire achievements in economy, culture, and art will be presented in exhibits ranging from architecture, ceramics, silk, paintings, to calligraphy.
Part four: diplomatic exchanges and Marco Polo as the representative of merchants and missionaries will be examined along with treasures introduced from the West to the Mongolian Empire, and the import of Chinese silk, ceramics, and paintings to Europe.
Part five: cultural relics of the West in China such as sculpture, rubbings, porcelain, scroll paintings, transcripts, maps, and books.

How To:
Adult ticket: 30 CNY/person
Concessionary ticket: 15 CNY/person (full-time undergraduate and primary and secondary school students, active servicemen, households with a valid certificate of enjoying the minimum living guarantee)
Free admission for those 65 or above, the disabled with valid documents, and children under 1.3 meters accompanied by their parents
Exhibition duration: January 27 - April 30, 2018
Exhibition address: No.1 Special Exhibition Hall, Hunan Museum

Chinese source: hn.chinanews.com