VMFA Will Be The First US Museum Exhibiting Its Art In Beijing’s Palace Museum

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artwork: The Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex, covering 720,000 square meters with 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms in total. It was the home to 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and is recognized as one of the most attractive palaces in the world


RICHMOND, VA.-
Governor Bob McDonnell today signed an historic cultural exchange agreement to bring “Treasures from the Forbidden City,” a showcase of approximately 200 objects from Beijing’s Palace Museum to Virginia in the summer of 2014. The Palace Museum signatory was its director, Zheng Xinmiao. Also attending were Alex Nyerges, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts director; Li Ji, Palace Museum executive deputy director; Robin Nicholson, VMFA deputy director for art and education; and Li Jian, VMFA curator for East Asian art.