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Museum show has items from Beijing

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

Thirty-seven artifacts from the Palace Museum in Beijing are to be shipped to Taipei for an exhibition on Qing Dynasty Emperor Yongzheng (雍正), museum officials said on Tuesday.

The exhibit, titled “Harmony and Integrity: the Yongzheng Emperor and His Times,” will open at the National Palace Museum on Oct. 7 and will run through Jan. 10.

Li Ji (李季), deputy director of the Palace Museum in Beijing, said he looked forward to exhibitions of National Palace Museum collections in Beijing.

National Palace Museum Deputy Director Feng Ming-chu (馮明珠) said both museums believe bilateral exchanges could be normalized soon and that exhibitions of pieces from his museum in Beijing would be possible if legal obstaclecould be surmounted.

The Yongzheng exhibition will feature 246 items from the National Palace Museum, along with the 37 objects from Beijing and pieces from other institutions.

The exhibit is divided into two sections, titled “The Life and Times of the Yongzheng Emperor” and “Art and Culture in the Yongzheng Era.” The pieces include archives, books, maps, portraits, paintings, calligraphy, ink stones, porcelain, lacquer ware, agate carvings and enamelware.

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