Much interest in Rembrandt expo in China

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2 November 2007, SHANGHAI – The exhibit "Rembrandt and the Golden Age" opened to a great deal of public interest in the Shanghai Museum on Friday afternoon. Education and Culture Minister Ronald Plasterk opened the exhibit by cutting a traditional Chinese ribbon.

2 November 2007

SHANGHAI – The exhibit "Rembrandt and the Golden Age" opened to a great deal of public interest in the Shanghai Museum on Friday afternoon. Education and Culture Minister Ronald Plasterk opened the exhibit by cutting a traditional Chinese ribbon.

More than 70 pieces of art from the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are on display in China for the coming three months, including 20 etchings and two paintings from Rembrandt. His famous painting 'De Oosterling' (The Oriental) from 1635 was specially restored for the occasion.

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum director Ronald de Leeuw, who was in Shanghai for the opening, says that the Chinese now have an excellent opportunity to see a considerably large selection of Rembrandt's work. "Because the Rijksmuseum is undergoing major renovation, it is easier for us to show a part of our permanent collection abroad," he says.

De Leeuw hopes to be able to work with the Chinese more often in future, for example on an exhibition of Chinese art in the Netherlands perhaps.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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