Vice premier Liu Yandong witnesses NAMOC and Tate Britain (or Tate Gallery of Modern Art) signing exhibition MOU in Shanghai
On December 6, 2016, the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) and Tate Britain signed a letter of intent for cooperation in holding an exhibition themed Scenery of Soul: 1700-1990 British Landscape Paintings. It was a prominent result of the fourth meeting of the Sino-British high-level cultural exchange mechanism in the field of fine arts. NAMOC curator Wu Weishan and Tate Britain representative and domestic and international project director Judith Nesbitt signed the document at the ceremony in the presence of vice premier Liu Yandong and British Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt in Shanghai.
This year marks the beginning of the “golden age” in the Sino-British relations. The fourth meeting of the Sino-British high-level cultural exchange mechanism was held in Shanghai, chaired by vice premier Liu Yandong. The two parties reviewed and looked ahead into the bilateral relations in education, culture, science and technology, health, media, sport, tourism, local cooperation and youth over the past year. The meeting followed the theme of “focus on cooperation, and highlight consensus”. Chairpersons from both sides of the mechanism, vice premier Liu Yandong and British Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt witnessed the signing of important cooperation achievements in related fields. The exhibition MOU between NAMOC and Tate Britain was one of the major results.
The exhibition won strong support from the Chinese Ministry of Culture and British embassy in China. NAMOC would work with Tate Britain to promote preparatory work in all aspects. The exhibition would be held in NAMOC from September 11 to 20, 2018. This would be the second cooperation between NAMOC and Tate Britain after the Turner from the Tate Collection exhibition in 2009.
Chinese culture minister Luo Shugang said efforts should be made to build NAMOC into a world-class art gallery. In the future, NAMOC would launch more important international exchange and cooperation projects. It was believed that witnessed by Liu Yandong and Jeremy Hunt, NAMOC and Tate Britain would spare no efforts, and pull together to jointly promote cultural exchanges between China and Brita