Prince Kung's Palace Museum

Blessing in Stitches: The Exhibition of Original Chinese Folk Embroidery Collected by Prince Kung’s Palace Museum opens in Frederiksborg Castle of Denmark

 

 


 

 

Blessing in Stitches: The Exhibition of Original Chinese Folk Embroidery Collected by Prince Kung's Palace Museum, co-hosted by the Prince Kung's Palace Museum and the National History Museum of Denmark, opened in Frederiksborg Castle on September 13, 2018 of Copenhagen time. Ms. Deng Ying, Chinese ambassador to Denmark, and Mr. Liu Dong, Counselor of the Culture Section of the Embassy attended the opening ceremony. The delegation of Prince Kung’s Palace Museum, led by Mr. Bian Wei, the deputy director, also attended the ceremony.

 

 

The exhibition displays 110 pieces of original Chinese folk embroidery collected by the Prince Kung’s Palace Museum, including embroidered clothes, embroidered clothes accessories, pouches and ear covers. These handed-down embroidery works show delicate craftsmanship, auspicious meanings, vivid designs, and strong colors with rich historical and cultural information. They reflect the beautiful pursuits of the Chinese people and their love for life, as well as the efforts and results by the Prince Kung’s Palace Museum in the protection and inheritance of Chinese outstanding traditional culture and art in recent years.

 

 


 


 

The site of the exhibition

 

 

This exhibition is held when Prince Kung's Palace Museum celebrates its 10th year of  being fully open. It also marks the 10 year' cooperation between Prince Kung’s Palace Museum and National History Museum of Denmark, as well as the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Denmark. During these 10 years, the Prince Kung’s Palace Museum and National History Museum of Denmark maintain close cooperation and frequent exchanges.

 

 


Mr. Fode, board chairman of the National History Museum of Denmark delivered a welcome speech.

 

 

At the opening ceremony, Mr. Fode, board chairman of the National History Museum of Denmark delivered a welcome speech first. As he mentioned, in the past 10 years, the cooperation between these two museums varies in forms, which proves the necessity of the existence of this relationship from many aspects.

 

 


 

Ms. Mette Skougaard, curator of the National History Museum of Denmark, delivered an address.

 

 

Ms. Mette Skougaard, director of the National History Museum of Denmark, interpreted the exhibition from the viewpoint of Danish people in her speech. As she said, the Chinese embroidery boasts a long history of over 4000 years. The embroidery skills advance with the times and the works are extraordinary. Through this exhibition, we can get to know different embroidery skills and the auspicious and symbolic meanings of different patterns. These patterns have already been used on clothes and other textiles for special occasions and daily life. The exhibition, in this way, introduces the traditional Chinese culture and Chinese people’s thinking about life and nature.

 

 


 

Mr. Bian Wei, deputy director of the Prince Kung’s Palace Museum, addressed the ceremony.

 

 

Mr. Bian Wei, deputy director of the Prince Kung’s Palace Museum, addressed the ceremony afterwards. He reviewed the cooperation between the two museums in 10 years, and introduced characteristics of the embroidery works in this exhibition. He expressed his wishes for audiences to know about Chinese embroidery and Chinese traditional art and to feel about the wisdom, thoughts and sentiments of the Chinese people through this exhibition. He looks forward to a deeper and more extensive cooperation between the Prince Kung’s Palace Museum and National History Museum of Denmark and continued friendship into the next 10 year.

 

 


 

The two museums signed the Memorandum of Understanding of Exchange and Cooperation

 

 

Witnessed by Ms. Deng Ying, Chinese ambassador to Denmark, and all the other guests, the two directors signed the Memorandum of Understanding of Exchange and Cooperation, which signifies further cooperation and expanded areas of partnership between the two sides. In the future, the two museums will hold exhibitions of exchange in various areas like museum collection, traditional arts and crafts and contemporary art, and conduct closer academic exchanges in aspects like exhibition planning, collection research, preservation and repair skills, public education and museum management.

 

 


 

Ambassador Deng Ying declared the exhibition open.

 

 

Ambassador Deng Ying delivered an address at last and declared the exhibition open. She pointed out that the joint and utmost efforts by our two museums made this exhibition a reality. This year witnesses the 10th anniversary of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Denmark. Though far apart, Denmark and China maintain friendly relationship. While our economic cooperation remains close, cultural cooperation and exchange are becoming more and more frequent. We believe that with joint efforts by all sides, the Sino-Danish friendship will achieve a new high.

 

 


 

With the company of Mr. Bian Wei, Ambassador Deng Ying and Mr. Fode visited the exhibition.

 

 

After the opening ceremony, Mr. Bian Wei accompanied Ambassador Deng Ying in visiting the exhibition. Ms. Deng praised profusely the exquisiteness of the exhibited works and the effects of the exhibition, and fully acknowledged the good partnership between the Prince Kung’s Palace Museum and National History Museum of Denmark in recent years. She pointed out that National History Museum of Denmark plays a significant role in the cultural field of Denmark, whose cooperation with Prince Kung’s Palace Museum has become an important part of the Sino-Danish cultural exchanges. The works exhibited in this folk embroidery exhibition boast a very high artistic level, fully demonstrate the essence of the outstanding traditional Chinese culture, and will certainly win love of the Danish people. Hope that the Prince Kung’s Palace Museum will continue to be open-minded and hold in Denmark such high-level and artistic exhibitions which can spread traditional culture.

 

 


 

The site of the lecture

 

 

In the later afternoon, Mr. Sun Jianjun, a famous Chinese scholar in folk art and researcher with the Chinese National Academy of Arts gave a lecture entitled Chinese Folk Embroidery Art in the National History Museum of Denmark. Nearly a hundred Danish people attended the lecture by signing up on the internet and communicated with Mr. Sun during the lecture.

 

 

 


 

The site of the exhibition

 

It is worth mentioning that the hard work, professionalism, high efficiency and flexibility displayed by the team of Prince Kung’s Palace Museum left a deep impression on their Danish counterparts. The exhibition staff of the two museums worked closely together and tried something new in the exhibition manner, bringing unique glamor of ancient Chinese folk artworks to this traditional European renaissance architecture hailed as Danish Versailles and achieving amazing results. Though the exhibition is not open yet, the local newspapers have already reported about it in the entire front page and given high praise.

 

 

 


 

The site of the exhibition

 

 

The exhibition will last until October 31.

 

 

(By the Exhibition and Activity Department)

 

 

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