On the last day of 2017, Chen Lihua, the former deputy director of the Palace Museum in Beijing, accompanied by Master Ni Dongfang, came to Ni Dongfang Art Museum to visit and guide. He spoke highly of Qingtian stone carvings, especially the works of Master Ni, and put forward opinions and suggestions on the development of Qingtian stone carvings and the protection of intangible cultural heritage.
Since joining the work, Vice President Chen Lihua has been mainly engaged in the exhibition and research of museum cultural relics, and his main focus is the research and identification of lacquerware and enamelware. Independently presided over nearly 20 domestic and foreign exhibitions.
She is a "pioneer" and "expander" of cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries. She has traveled all over the American and Eurasian continents, and is actively exploring in order to enhance the world's understanding of Chinese traditional culture; in the field of professional research, she is engaged in metal enamel and lacquerware. The research results in this area are fruitful; she is also an "important participant" in curatorial aspects, and decades of practical experience have made her "women in the arts and crafts world"!
▲In front of the "Sleeping Beauty" showcase
▲The picture shows Mr. Ni explaining to Vice Dean Chen Lihua
Ni Lao personally explained the story of his stone carving creation for Chen Lihua, the vice president. Vice President Chen Lihua was shocked by the "multiple" and "beautiful" of Qingtian Stone, and admired Master Ni's vision and exquisite skills in discovering "beauty". He also expressed his sincere appreciation for the contribution made by our museum to give full play to the inheritance and dissemination of museum culture, and to promote Qingtian stone culture.
▲The picture shows the inscription
▲The picture shows a group photo
After the visit, Vice President Chen Lihua said that as the country attaches importance to the inheritance and development of intangible cultural heritage, Qingtian stone carving will usher in a better and more glorious period. Master Ni's works are very exquisite, and these beautiful Qingtian stones seem to be born for Ni Lao's creation. The value of the works carved under Master Ni is not only on the surface, but the works have more cultural connotation and gold content because of Ni Lao's skills. Vice President Chen Lihua expressed the hope that Ni Dongfang Art Museum can get in touch with the Beijing Palace Museum, strengthen cooperation, win support, and further explore the historical and cultural connotations of the Qingtian stone in the National Palace Museum collection. Finally, before leaving, I said that this visit has benefited a lot, and I will definitely stay more time next time I have the opportunity to feel and understand Qingtian stone carvings.