Organized by the Art Exhibition China, Historic Environment Scotland and the University of Stirling, China Culture and Craft exhibition was officially launched at the Stirling Castle on 31st August. Mr. Pan Xinchun, Chinese Consul General in Edinburgh, Dr. Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for International Development and Europe of the Scottish Government and around 100 guests attended the event.
Consul General Pan expressed his thanks to the Scottish side for its close collaboration with Chinese partners on the exhibition, saying China has a rich and colorful culture, with its craftsmanship passing on from generation to generation. In recent years, China and Scotland have maintained close ties in cultural exchanges and cooperation. Despite giving the local people a taste of China, the exhibition will build another bridge for them to learn more about Chinese history and arts. He wished the exhibition a great success.
On behalf of the Scottish government, Dr. Allan accepted two replica Terracotta Warriors created especially for the exhibition. He said the exhibition will not only add Chinese color into the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 in Scotland, but also promote exchanges and mutual learning between the two civilizations and enhance the friendship and cooperation between Scotland and China.
A traditional Chinese tea ceremony also held during the event, attracting great interests of the attendees.
The exhibition, featuring around 100 Chinese traditionally-made artisan craft objects in bronze, copper and silk, will be on display until 29th September.