The Palace Museum is expected to become an international first-class museum, a model for the preservation of the world's cultural heritage and a cultural parlor for the exchange and appreciation of civilizations, said Wang Xudong, Director of the Palace Museum, in an interview before the opening of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Sunday.
As one of the delegates to the 20th CPC National Congress, Wang was interviewed in the "Delegates' Corridor" ahead of Sunday's opening session. Reporters asked him what new thoughts and intentions he had for strengthening international cultural exchange and mutual appreciation, as he had proposed earlier to build a platform for cultural exchange through cultural relics and museums to promote understanding and bridge differences among countries and peoples.
Wang offered four visions for the future of the Palace Museum - to build an international first-class museum, a model for the preservation of world cultural heritage, a leader in the integration of culture and tourism, and a parlor of Chinese culture for the exchange and mutual appreciation of civilizations.
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