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Delving into China’s dinosaur graveyard – Erenhot

On May 19, the China Post issued Chinese Dinosaurs, a set of themed postage stamps featuring seven dinosaurs whose fossils were first discovered in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 19:33:39

Best of both worlds

"Silk came to the Europe through the ancient Silk Road. In Switzerland, this was the origin of our textile industry," said Doris Leuthard, president of the Swiss Confederation, while addressing the crowd at the InnoFashion 2017 event on Monday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 22:26:37

Beijing celebrates International Museum Day with relics from China’s top archaeological sites

A bronze shaped like a wild goose unearthed from the sacrificial altar of the tomb of Qinshihuang (259BC-210BC), the first emperor of China, and a gold plate with deer patterns that once belonged to ancient Xianbei aristocrats are among the many rarities on display at the Splendor and Beauty: The Archaeological Finds in Recent 20 Years in China exhibition at the Capital Museum in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 18:18:39

Artworks from Cy Twombly, Francis Bacon top Christie’s $448m auction in New York on Wednesday

A largely abstract Cy Twombly sold for $52.89 million at Christie’s flagship post-war and contemporary art auction in New York on Wednesday, narrowly eclipsing a Francis Bacon triptych of his lover.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 17:53:39

National gifts for the Belt and Road Forum revealed

During the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing on Sunday and Monday, China presented world leaders and their spouses with official gifts in appreciation of their participation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 17:48:39

Exhibition of works of Zhang Chang staged in E China

Visitors view clay figurines displayed at an exhibition of the works of Zhang Chang, the forth-generation descendant of Tianjin-based clay sculpture art Clay Figure Zhang, in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 15, 2017. Over 120 pieces of clays sculpture art works were displayed on the exhibition.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 7:59:12

Dough figurines made by folk artist in E China

Han Hongyuan, a folk artist, shows self-made dough figurines in Tancheng County, east China's Shandong Province, May 14, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 14:12:47

Civilization magazine publishes Silk Road collectors edition

Beijing-based Civilization magazine issued a collectors edition of its publication on May 6. Titled "Memories of the Civilizations along the Silk Road," the issue focuses on the intangible cultural heritages and historical sites of the 65 countries that sit along what once was the ancient Silk Road.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 17:28:40

Silk road classics

Blue and white porcelain plates and cups, Rococo-style ceramic coffee pots and wine vessels decorated with silver and copper - these are just a part of the precious items on display as part of the exhibition Classic Porcelain on the Silk Road, which opened at National Museum of China (NMC) in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/14 16:53:39

German artist Imhof wins Venice Golden Lion

German contemporary artist Anne Imhof won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the Venice's Biennale Saturday for her provocative Faust, a dark reflection on modern society.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/14 16:48:39

219 artefacts exhibited at Kulangsu Gallery of Foreign Artefacts from The Palace Museum Collection

Kulangsu Gallery of Foreign Artefacts from The Palace Museum Collection officially opens on May 13 in Xiamen, a crucial city on the Maritime Silk Road.
Source: | 2017/5/13 12:01:03

Forum discussing the future development of Dafen Oil Painting Village held at Shenzhen Culture Expo

The Dafen Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, has grown into an oil painting giant since the 1990s.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 18:33:40

Japan artists release anti-war picture book, call for blocking constitutional revision

Japanese artists have called on Wednesday for blocking the revision of the country's pacifist constitution while releasing a new anti-war book.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/11 7:49:05

Important archaeological sites discovered along Silk Road provides insight into the past

December 8, 2016 was an exciting day in Shanghai as experts announced that the discovery of the Qinglong Town archaeological site proved for the first time that Shanghai was another major port along the ancient Maritime Silk Road. Due to its importance in filling in a gap in history, the site was later named on April 12 one of China's Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries of 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 17:38:39

Maritime connections

A new exhibition, The Forbidden City and the Maritime Silk Road, kicked off at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/9 16:53:15

Sculptures by Alberto Giacometti on display at Tate Modern in London

A gallery staff member views a selection of sculptures by artist Alberto Giacometti showing as part of a retrospective of his work at the Tate Modern in London, Britain on May 8, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/9 10:20:01

Pissarro seized in WWII turns up in Paris show

A painting by impressionist master Camille Pissarro seized from a Jewish collector in France in WWII has turned up in an exhibition in Paris, where relatives are seeking its return from a US couple who have loaned it.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/7 17:58:39

LVMH bags Christian Dior Couture

The world's top luxury company LVMH said last week it plans to take full control of Christian Dior in order to harness the "high growth potential" of "one of the world's most iconic brands," whose sales have doubled over the past five years.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/4 20:36:12