Treasures from Paris’s Louvre museum go on arrangement in Hong Kong


HONG KONG A preference of design from Paris’ world-renowned Louvre museum goes on arrangement in Hong Kong on Wednesday, charity Chinese congregation a singular event to perspective some of a institution’s informative treasures on their doorstep.

The “Inventing le Louvre: From Palace to Museum over 800 Years” muster during a Hong Kong Heritage Museum facilities some 130 works, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and tapestries from several durations travelling centuries.

It facilities a statue of French author Jean de La Fontaine and a bit of a equine conduct dating from before 500 BC.

The muster is being hold to symbol a 20th anniversary of a investiture of Hong Kong’s Special Administrative Region (SAR) supervision after a domain was handed behind to China in 1997 following over 150 years of British rule.

It also underscores a significance of Chinese visitors to a Paris museum, according to Pascal Torres, Chief Curator of a Louvre’s dialect of interpretation and informative programming.

“The many critical visitors of (any) unfamiliar nation are Chinese,” he told Reuters.

“So it was required for us to assent to some good partial of a Chinese public, who will not transport really simply to France or to Paris, to know a small about a Louvre Museum.”

“Inventing a Louvre” runs until Jul 24.

(Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Mark Hanrahan; Editing by Tom Heneghan)


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