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A near-private encounter with 'Las Meninas'

A moment of almost-total silence contemplating Velazquez's Las Meninas is the rare opportunity offered by Madrid's El Prado Museum as it reopens its doors to a handful of visitors Saturday after a three-month closure.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/7 17:33:41

Western audiences embrace Tang Dynasty poet documentary

British historian Michael Wood's latest documentary has successfully brought a Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet to Western audiences for the first time as mutual understanding remains a top priority amid the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: | 2020/6/5 7:02:39

Rome's Raphael exhibition reopens with coronavirus restrictions

Nearly three months after it was shut down at the start of Italy's national coronavirus lockdown, the largest-ever retrospective of the life and work of Renaissance maestro Raphael reopened Tuesday with a choreographed trickle of visitors expected to become the new norm for public places.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/4 17:53:41

Auschwitz museum struggling for funds under lockdown

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum was forced to launch an appeal for funding on Wednesday after two months under a coronavirus lockdown that saw revenue from visitors dry up.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/4 17:48:41

Gallery Weekend Beijing comes to a close, shows increased online participation

China's large-scale art expo Gallery Weekend Beijing came to a close on Sunday, with organizers noting an impressive increase in online participation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 17:43:41

'China Hour' offers window on Chinese culture to UK audiences

At a time when crossborder travel is strictly limited, China Hour, a program on Sky TV, has hit record high viewings in Britain, offering a window on the country and its culture amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/2 17:43:42

Project of recording Tibetan billboards and street signs attracts interest on Chinese social media

A plan aimed at preserving the beauty of traditional Tibetan calligraphy by photographing old-style billboards and notices on streets in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has captured the attention of netizens on Chinese social media in May.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 17:23:41

Livestream performance trend continues as Chinese band Mayday holds online concert

During a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is acting as a major roadblock for live shows, the appropriately named Chinese band Mayday held a free online concert for fans on Sunday, the last day of May. The livestream drew in more than 35 million viewers on China's Tencent Music and swept Chinese social media, further cementing the online performance trend as something that is here to stay.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 23:18:43

Christo, master of 'useless' art, passes away

From Paris' oldest bridge to Berlin's Reichstag, Bulgarian-born US artist Christo spent decades wrapping landmarks and creating improbable structures around the world.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/1 17:03:40

China releases mobile phone inspired by its first home-built aircraft carrier

China is releasing a series of creative cultural products inspired by the country's first domesticallybuilt aircraft carrier: the Shandong. One of the first products, a mobile phone that takes the aircraft carrier as its theme, was released on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 15:38:40

8,000-year-old shell mound relic unearthed in Zhejiang Province

Archaeologists in East China's Zhejiang Province said Saturday they have discovered a prehistoric shell mound of 8,000 years old at the site of the Jingtoushan ruins in the province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/31 16:33:40

China, Lebanon sign new agreement to establish cultural centers

China and Lebanon signed on Wednesday an agreement aimed at creating cultural centers in both countries, said a statement by the Chinese embassy in Lebanon.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/28 17:33:41

China's cultural heritage goes virtual in Australia

While COVID-19 travel restrictions mean it could be some time before Australians get to visit China in person, the next best thing could be a virtual experience provided by the China Cultural Center (CCC) in Sydney.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/25 16:23:40

Rome exhibition marking 500 years since Raphael's death to reopen in June

Italy's blockbuster exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance icon Raphael is now set to reopen on the date when it was originally scheduled to close.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/25 16:18:40

2,000-year-old bronze pot with unknown liquid unearthed in central China

A 2,000-year-old bronze pot freshly unearthed in central China's Henan Province has contained more than 3,000 ml of unknown liquid.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/25 13:01:42

Joint Chinese-Japanese and South Korean proposals win Tianjin Municipality's Yangliuqing National Grand Canal Culture Park competition

A proposal plan from veteran Japanese architect Kenya Hara and Chinese architect Liu Yichun won Tianjin's Yangliuqing National Grand Canal Culture Park competition in Tianjin on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 17:10:40

Entertainment electronic magazines relying on popularity of stars have become part of fan economy in China

Amid China's “I love you” Day on Wednesday, some entertainment magazines launched electronic publications about celebrities to draw fans. Sales of such electronic magazines are based on the fan economy and rely on the popularity of these stars rather than the magazines' contents and quality.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 22:57:00

Beijing kicks off large-scale art exhibitions after three-month shutdown due to COVID-19 epidemic

After shutting down all cultural venues for the past three months due to the COVID-19epidemic, Beijing, capital city and cultural hub of China, is set to hold a series of new exhibitions starting on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 18:03:40