First lady tours Peru­vian art mu­seum

China Daily (USA) - - XI’S VISIT - By AN BAIJIE in Lima an­bai­jie@chi­nadaily.com.cn

China’s first lady Peng Liyuan, to­gether with the wives of other APEC lead­ers, vis­ited the Larco Mu­seum in the Peru­vian cap­i­tal on Satur­day.

The pri­vate mu­seum, founded in 1926 by Rafael L arco Hoyle, is in Lima’s Pue­blo Li­bre district and show­cases a col­lec­tion of pre-Columbian art that chron­i­cles 4,000 years of his­tory.

China and Peru should share more art with each other to en­hance their friend­ship, Peng told her Peru­vian coun­ter­part, Nancy Lange Kuczyn­ski, who hosted the mu­seum visit.

Af­ter see­ing the ce­ram­ics ex­hi­bi­tion, Peng spoke on the de­vel­op­ment of China’s ce­ram­ics, say­ing that her na­tion also has a long his­tory of ce­ram­ics man­u­fac­tur­ing dat­ing back thou­sands of years.

Sym­bol­ized by tang­san­cai — the tri­color glazed ce­ramic horses and camels of the Tang Dy­nasty (618-907) — China’s an­cient ce­ram­ics craft was ad­vanced, she said.

Peng, a pop­u­lar singer and a pro­fes­sor of mu­sic, has vis­ited many mu­se­ums while ac­com­pa­ny­ing Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping on trips overseas.

In June, she vis­ited Warsaw’s Fry­deryk Chopin Mu­seum with Agata Korn­hauser-Duda, the wife of Pol­ish Pres­i­dent An­drzej Duda. She vis­ited Queens­land Mu­seum in Bris­bane, Aus­tralia, in 2014, and the Palm Springs Art Mu­seum in Cal­i­for­nia, the United States, in 2013.

In late 2014, Peng hosted a mu­seum tour, invit­ing wives of the lead­ers of some Asian coun­tries and mem­bers of the Shang­hai Co­op­er­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion to visit Bei­jing’s Cap­i­tal Mu­seum, which houses ex­hi­bi­tions on an­cient Chi­nese porce­lain, tra­di­tional cul­ture and folk art.

DING LIN/ XIN­HUA

Peng Liyuan, the first lady, joins the wives of other APEC lead­ers on Satur­day, in­clud­ing her Peru­vian coun­ter­part, Nancy Lange Kuczyn­ski, for a visit to the Larco Mu­seum in Lima.

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