The Pope’s Museums in China
The Pope’s Museums in China

The Pope’s Museums in China

Masterpieces on display in the Forbidden City, Beijing

28 May – 14 July 2019
Palace Museum, Beijing

The Vatican Museums and the Palace Museum of Beijing, will present on Tuesday, May 28th, the opening of the exhibition, Beauty Unites Us; Chinese Art from the Vatican Museums.  The exhibition, curated by Father Nicola Mapelli, head of the Anima Mundi Department of the Vatican Museums and Wang Yuegong, Director of Palace Life and Imperial Ritual Department, will be displayed inside the Palace Museum of the Forbidden City in Beijing. It will remain open to the public from May 28 to July 14, 2019.

The initiative sees for the first time the Pope's Museums organizing an exhibition in China together with the most important cultural institution in the country. This collaboration represents a concrete gesture with a high symbolic value.

Lou Wei
, Deputy Director of the Palace Museum, and Msgr. Paolo Nicolini, Managing Director of the Vatican Museums, will give a speech during the inauguration ceremony.