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A mural show opens in Beijing

Date: 2021.05.18 Author: Celia Tang

Recently, the mural show displaying 151 pieces of murals copied from ancient caves across China, opens at the Art and Document Museum of the Chinese National Academy of Arts in Beijing. The show offers a glimpse into the development of China's ancient murals along the Silk Road.


The exhibition, themed as Pearl Chains on the Silk Road, opens by the Gongbi Academy of the Chinese National Academy of Arts. The academy started the mural-copy project since 2016 to systematically study ancient murals in caves along the Silk Road in China.


In the past five years, the academy organized a team of 40, mostly young artists from museums and art schools across China, to copy murals in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Gansu, Shanxi and Hebei provinces.