Britain Prepares £7 Million in Funding to Show Art in China

September 21st, 2015

Over £7 million in funding has been earmarked by the UK as part of a drive to exhibit British art in China, including a series of exhibitions and programs in Beijing presented by a coalition including the British Library, the Southbank Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe.  “I think the British people are fascinated by China; they have a combination of curiosity about this great force in the world and frankly a bit of anxiety,” says Chancellor George Osborne.   “And one of the best ways people’s cultures express themselves is through their theatre and their paintings and their art… and what better way to explain to many, many Chinese people about Britain than letting them hear a Shakespeare play in Mandarin or see a David Hockney picture…there in China?”

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