The curator of the National Palace Museum (NPM) expressed hope Monday that some of the museum's precious artifacts can be displayed in Japan during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Lin Jeng-yi (???) said that the museum will work with Tokyo and the Kyushu National Museums to sponsor an exhibition in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics there.
The two museums have expressed hope that "Early Spring" by Guo Xi (??? ??), a Chinese landscape painter from Henan Province who lived circa 1020-1090 during the Northern Song dynasty, can be shown in Japan.
Lin made the remarks when he attended the opening of "Japanese Art at its Finest: masterpieces from the Tokyo and Kyushu National Museums" at the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum.
The exhibition is a reciprocal tour by the Tokyo and Kyushu national museums after "Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei" exhibition was held in the two Japanese museums in 2014.
The NPM exhibition attracted 800,000 visitors in Tokyo, and 360,000 in Kyushu.
In view of the exchanges among the NPM and Japanese museums, Lin said that his museum has signed a letter of intent with Tokyo Fuji Art Museum to tour NPM artifacts in Japan again during 2018-2019.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel