Japanese museums, which will exhibit collections on loan from Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, have guaranteed the safety of the borrowed artifacts. While refusing to divulge the insurance value of the items, the Tokyo National Museum officials said that the central government promised to provide extensive security for the collection.
An agreement to display the collection in different Japanese museums was signed by Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, Japan’s Tokyo National Museum and Kyushu National Museum last October. The agreement contains a provision where all involved will lend each other artifacts to be displayed in their respective museums. Around 231 pieces from the NPM will be displayed at the Tokyo Museum from June 24 to Sept 15. It will then be showed at the Kyushu National Museum from October 7 to November 30. With the signed agreement, Taiwan’s cultural treasures will be displayed in museums outside their country for the first time.
Two of the valuable pieces on loan from Taiwan are the carved Jadeite Cabbage with Insects and the Meat-shaped Stone. Japan’s collections from Tokyo and Kyushu Museums will be displayed on a three-month exhibit on October 2016. The exhibit will be done at the National Palace Museums’s southern branch in Chiayi County and will include around 150 Taiwanese cultural artifacts.
[via Focus Taiwan]
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