Danish culture center opens in Beijing’s hip art district

A gallery in the 798 art district. Photo Charlie Fong @ WikiCommons

A gallery in the 798 art district. Photo Charlie Fong @ WikiCommons

The new Danish culture center in art district 798 is the first national gallery to open in the famous Beijing neighborhood.

Danish Minister of Culture Marianne Jelved and the Chinese vice-Culture Minister Yang Zhijin were on the spot to cut the ribbon and open the new Danish cultural center. The center is 500 square meters with nine meters to the ceiling and it is leased on a nine year contract.

According to Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende, Yang Zhijin said the cultural center was showing how much emphasis the Chinese and Danish government put on their cooportation. Berlingske also spoke with the leader of Odense City Museum,  Torben Groennegaard, who was very happy about the new initiative.

“This will open an extreme amount of doors everywhere in China, and we are going to use it big time,” Torben Groennegaard told Berlingske.

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