Te Papa Honours 40 Years of New Zealand Chinese Diplomacy

新西兰国家博物馆庆祝新西兰与中国建交40周年

As the New Zealand and Chinese Governments mark the fortieth anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, the National Museums of New Zealand and China are set to strengthen the bonds of the two cultures as they prepare to exchange exhibitions.

An announcement about forthcoming exchanges was made when Te Papa welcomed His Excellency Mr Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference with a powhiri.

Te Papa Chief Executive Michael Houlihan told Chairman Jia and his delegation that sharing exhibitions will benefit New Zealand’s profile in China, and China’s in New Zealand.

“Our Beijing-based exhibitions Kura Pounamu and Brian Brake: Lens on China and New Zealand will deepen the cultural connections and understanding between our two nations. These exhibitions also share the stories behind some ofNew Zealand’s most significant cultural treasures,” says Mr Houlihan.

Michael Houlihan presented Chairman Jia with a gift of pounamu, symbolising the friendships and growing cultural links between the peoples of New Zealand and China.

“In bringing exhibits from the National Museum of China, Te Papa is looking forward to giving New Zealanders greater insight and deeper understanding into five thousand years of Chinese history and civilisation,” says Mr Houlihan.

Kura Pounamu and Brian Brake: Lens on China and New Zealand will open at the National Museum of China in November 2012. Following that the National Museum of China will be bringing an exhibition to Te Papa.

正值新西兰政府与中国政府庆祝两国建交40周年之际,新西兰国家博物馆和中国国家博物馆决定通过互办展览的形式进一步加深两国文化交流。

近日,新西兰国家博物馆为前来参访的中国全国政协主席贾庆林举行了毛利传统欢迎仪式,并在仪式上宣布了两国互办展览的消息。

新西兰国家博物馆馆长胡历瀚向贾庆林主席代表团一行表示,互办展览将有助于提升两国在对方国家的形象。

“即将在北京举办的《毛利玉—新西兰的传世珍宝》和《布莱恩·布瑞克:镜头里的中国和新西兰》展览将进一步深化两国的文化交流和互信。这些展品也将向中国人民展示新西兰一些最为独特的文化瑰宝背后的故事,” 胡历瀚说。

胡历瀚馆长向贾庆林主席赠送了一块毛利玉作为礼品,象征了新中两国人民的友谊和两国日益紧密的文化交流。

“新西兰国家博物馆希望通过展出中国国家博物馆的展品,使新西兰民众更深入地了解中国5000年的悠久历史和文化”, 胡历瀚说。

《毛利玉—新西兰的传世珍宝》和《布莱恩·布瑞克:镜头里的中国和新西兰》展览将于2012年11月在中国国家博物馆展出。之后,中国国家博物馆将在新西兰国家博物馆举办展览。

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  1. Minjun

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