In celebration of this year’s International Museum Day, the Palace Museum in Beijing turned itself into a dynamic stage on Saturd
ay and offered a variety of activities to echo this year’s theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”.
Students and adult visitors were invited to the museum to learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and to learn about
the appreciation of and technological methods being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum.
The Chinese Musicians Association’s choir gave an outdoor performance. An exhibitio
n opened showing dozens of lithographs by artists from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Wang Xudong, director of the Palace Museum, says it’s a duty for museums to provide a plat
form for scholars to exchange their academic findings, for artists from different cultural bac
kgrounds to show their work and boost mutual respect, and for children to pass traditions into the future.