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French court to decide fate of Pissarro painting

A French court is to decide the fate of an impressionist painting by Camille Pissarro after the daughter of a man, from whom the Nazis stole it, challenged a US-French accord.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/5 17:43:40

NW China province steps up efforts to protect Great Wall

Northwest China's Gansu Province is preparing to initiate a conservation plan for the Great Wall, according to the Gansu Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/5 17:38:42

Chinese relics from overseas on display at Shanghai import expo

Five cultural relics were unveiled at the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Thursday. As this marks the first time that such cultural relics have been put on display at CIIE, many are seeing it as the opening of a backflow channel for the return of overseas Chinese cultural relics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 17:38:40

Chinese netizens fight back against 'copying Korean Hanbok' accusations on social media

The controversy concerning Chinese and Korean traditional costumes ignited by a hit Chinese web comic is still raging online and has encompassed even more people and companies, including a well-known Chinese scriptwriter and a Chinese game company.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 17:28:40

Huge haul of cultural relics unearthed at Qinghai tomb

The excavation of a tomb in Northwest China's Qinghai Province, known as the "Nine-floor Demon Tower," has discovered thousands of cultural relics from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The excavation followed looting of the tomb two years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 14:27:18

Online show to celebrate 70th anniversary of China-Italy diplomatic ties

An online show to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Italy diplomatic ties will be held on Friday, according to a Tuesday report from China News.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 18:18:40

Herders-turned-photographers capture the beauty of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau wildlife

Three Tibetan herders/photography enthusiasts from Northwest China's Qinghai Province were featured in the November cover story of the Chinese version of US magazine National Geographic, bringing these herders, who are also themselves keen about photography, into the public spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 18:08:40

Beyond Dubai's shadow, Sharjah shines light on Arab art

It doesn't have the malls of Dubai or the mega-projects of Abu Dhabi, but the conservative Gulf emirate of Sharjah has carved out a role for itself as a cultural capital.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/3 17:28:41

Chinese classic 'Farewell My Concubine' to be made into Western musical

Announced by the well-known US musical composer Jason Robert Brown via Twitter, a new musical project adapted from the classic Chinese movie Farewell My Concubine is now in the casting process. It means the 1993 film will have a new Western theatrical interpretation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/3 3:27:12

Over 100 Northern Dynasties Buddha statues displayed in National Museum

A new exhibition displaying over 100 Buddha statues of the Northern Dynasties (386-581) started at China's National Museum on Wednesday, The Paper reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/3 1:59:22

6th Intermedia Art Festival to explore future development of cross-media art

The 6th Intermedia Art Festival held its opening event on Friday in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/2 19:21:11

Qingdao exhibition of French academicians' artworks promotes China-France art exchanges

An art exhibition including nearly 100 artistic pieces created by academicians of the Académie des Beaux-Arts (Academy of Fine Arts) in France has been launched on Friday at the Musee de Rongyuan (Rongyuan Museum) in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/1 19:27:27

Russian ambassador visits Chinese sculpture exhibition

Andrey Denisov, Russian ambassador to China, paid a visit to the ongoing exhibition Sculpting the Spirit of Chinese Culture at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/29 17:38:41

6,000-year-old silkworm sculpture found in North China

Archaeologists unearthed a silkworm sculpture dating back 6,000 years ago in North China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 16:53:43

Giacometti sculpture in sealed bid auction – starting price $90m

A sculpture by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti is being auctioned by Sotheby's with a reserve price of $90 million but the winning offer on Tuesday could remain secret as it is being sold by sealed bid.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/27 17:08:40

Art exhibition in Beijing to explore potential of color

An art exhibition will kick off on Wednesday in Beijing to explore the significance of “color” in creating a fusion of the ancient and contemporary aesthetics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/26 23:03:30

Chinese TV drama depicting COVID-19 battle tops charts

A reality-based TV drama on China's battle against COVID-19 is currently the most popular Chinese-language TV series, according to review platform Douban.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/26 18:43:40

Intermedia Art Festival in Ningbo to focus on cross-media culture developments

The 6th Intermedia Art Festival will be launched in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, on October 31, to explore cross-field developments between media and technology, art and society.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/25 22:24:00