Chinese treasures coming to Melbourne in 2015

Melbourne, 17 September 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA).

An important collection of the Palace museum of Beijing will come to Melbourne thanks to a recent agreement signed by Arts Secretary of State Ted Baillieu.

The Secretary has indeed left Australia for China, on Sunday 16 September, with a 600 persons delegation in order to visit thirteen cities.

This agreement signed between the National Gallery of Victoria and the Palace museum is the first step  in a cultural rapprochement between China and Australia.

The exhibition of the Chinese treasures will be held in a more than 1.100 square meters space, and focus on the Qianlong dynasty.

The Palace museum of China attracts each year 14 M of visitors and gather more than 1.8 M art works, some of them 5.000 years old.