MINSK, 13 September (BelTA) – A delegation of Chinese artists will come to Minsk in October, Director General of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Prokoptsov said at the third session of the commission on cultural cooperation of the Belarusian-Chinese Intergovernmental Committee, BelTA has learned.
“During the second half of October the National Art Museum will welcome the delegation of Chinese artists that will bring their exhibition and will offer everybody to attend classes in painting,” the director general said.
Not only business and economic relations bind Belarus and China together, but also friendship, Vladimir Prokoptsov said. “Culture has always been an integral part of international cooperation. The implementation of the Belt and Road initiative projects is one of our priorities. The National Art Museum and the Belarusian Confederation of Creative Unions have cooperated actively with the Chinese colleagues for many years. An agreement on cooperation between confederations of creative unions was signed in 2015,” Vladimir Prokoptsov said.
Close cooperation and friendship binds together the National Art Museum and the National Art Museum of China, exhibitions were exchanged between the museums in 2017-2018. An agreement on cooperation with Shandong Museum was signed in 2019.
The year 2019 was declared Belarusian Education Year in China. “This gives us a lot of ideas and areas for projects. The National Art Museum together with Minsk Gymnasium No. 175 will welcome a delegation of students, teachers and artists from Beijing in early October. During their visit there will be master classes and sightseeing. The Belarusian Confederation, the National Art Museum and gymnasium are planning the second phase of ‘Belarusian-Chinese Friendship Through the Eyes of Children' competition,” Vladimir Prokoptsov noted.
The Belarusian Confederation of Creative Unions will participate in the international cultural forum as part of the Belt and Road strategic partnership in Shanghai on 23-26 October. “The aim of these events is to drum up interest in Belarus and to attract students from China to Belarusian art universities,” Vladimir Prokoptsov stated.