Longquan celadon exhibited in Madrid
An exhibition on Longquan celadon opens in the China Cultural Center in Madrid, capital of Spain, on June 21. [Photo/people.com.cn]
An exhibition on Longquan celadon opened in the China Cultural Center in Madrid, capital city of Spain on June 21. Not only displaying celadon works, the event is also introducing Longquan's tourism resources.
Consisting of five units, the event will showcase more than 50 pieces of celadon, introduce Longquan's tourism resources and organize lectures on celadon knowledge.
The event is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the China Cultural Center in Madrid, the Chinese tourism office in Madrid and the Longquan municipal government and is scheduled to end on July 13.
"We brought exquisite celadon and superior tourism resources from Longquan to Spain just to continue the dissemination of Chinese ceramic culture and facilitate the exchanges in culture and tourism between China and western countries," an official of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said.
Originating in the Three Kingdoms period and a source of prosperity in the Song Dynasty, Longquan celadon was a bestseller on the Maritime Silk Road for several hundred years, and was a mark of friendly exchanges between China and other countries, said Wang Fan, a member of the Longquan municipal Party standing committee, at the opening ceremony.
The traditional firing technique of Longquan celadon was included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.