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Met museum in NY aims to open in mid-August after lockdown

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York said Tuesday it hopes to reopen in mid-August or a few weeks later with reduced visiting hours and no guided tours so as to encourage social distancing.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/20 16:33:41

Acropolis in Athens reopens after virus shutdown

Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens and all open-air archaeological sites under tight sanitary conditions to the public on Monday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/19 18:08:41

Northwest China's Xinjiang opens new museum in Hotan Prefecture

The Hotan Museum officially opened to the public on Monday in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/19 18:08:40

New sculptures to shine at Central China's Lankao

A seminar about enviromental culture and art attended by scholars and local officials was held on Sunday in Lankao county, Central China's Henan Province
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 16:28:41

Digital museum solicits artworks on fighting COVID-19 epidemic

China on Saturday launched a campaign to solicit literary and art works created during the country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, which will be exhibited in a digital museum.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/18 17:28:40

Jordan memorabilia soars in value amid 'Last Dance' nostalgia

The immense global success of the documentary The Last Dance amid the coronavirus lockdown has boosted sales of collectibles related to NBA icon Michael Jordan, some of which are trading in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/17 16:53:40

'Next Wave': Chinese needle-felting artist takes a less-traveled road

As a member of "the next wave," also known as the booming generation, Yin Yue, a post-1980 Chinese artist based in Beijing, is combining passion and persistence to explore a road that few Chinese have taken by developing her hobby into a career.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/17 16:08:40

British evacuee hopes to return to Wuhan

A British man, among 83 British passengers evacuated from Wuhan following the COVID-19 outbreak in late January, said he would increase personal quarantine measures after learning the latest lockdown policies in England.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/13 18:33:41

China unveils plan for International Museum Day as epidemic wanes

Activities and events to be held in China for the upcoming International Museum Day were released on Monday as the coronavirus epidemic continues to wane in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/12 18:38:41

London's annual Chinese cultural event goes online amid COVID-19

Affected by COVID-19, this year's Chinese Tourism and Culture Week event is being held online, showcasing a selection of literature, music and photography especially for those who were staying at home.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/12 18:33:40

Chinese, Indian artists and scholars celebrate iconic literati's 159th birthday

Seventy-nine years after his demise, Nobel laureate and multi-faceted polymath Rabindranath Tagore's creations continue to capture hearts with his belief in an international and borderless world. This ethos is clearly reflected in a collaborative micro-documentary as scholars and students from across the globe, including China, came together to commemorate the 159th anniversary of Tagore's birth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/11 17:40:49

Museums preserve lockdown life with masks and slippers

Would you put your slippers on display? The global coronavirus pandemic is still raging but museums are already gathering testimony and objects to remember life under lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/11 17:33:40

'Shooting star'

You are facing a pandemic lockdown with no seeming escape.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/7 16:08:40

Chinese artist portrays life amid COVID-19 epidemic in paintings

100 days, 100 paintings… In his new public art project, Chinese artist Shu Yong has sought to record what life was like during the COVID-19 epidemic by painting those who have been fighting on the frontlines against the deadly virus since January 26.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 19:13:40

New Museum in East China's Wuxi opens doors with Qiu Qijing exhibition

A new museum in Wuxi in East China's Jiangsu Province made its debut with an exhibition featuring new artworks from Chinese artist Qiu Qijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 13:53:40

In Mexico, 'lucha libre' masks en vogue in virus fight

All around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has left people scrambling for protective face coverings.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/26 15:43:40

Chinese photographer seeks to show off Xinjiang's cool side

Unibrows, henna and colorful long dresses, as well as the clothing worn by herders, all of these common attires demonstrating the regional characteristics of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have become a major fashion trend for a young Chinese photographer born in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/21 17:03:40

Cambodian double amputee artist fights stigma through art

Whispered insults, social isolation, and lost opportunities - Morn Chear is channelling the stigma he has endured since he lost both his hands a decade ago into artwork that highlights the hardships of Cambodia's disabled.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/21 16:28:40