Chinese works of art have two centers of gravity. One in Beijing and the other in Taiwan. After 60 years, Reuters reports that the two are beginning to share information and access:
The first ever visits will give officials at Beijing’s National Palace Museum, in the Forbidden City, a close-up look at some of the 654,000 pieces of jade, scrolls, pottery and bronze ware the Nationalist Party took away to Taiwan during the civil war.
Taiwan National Palace Museum officials will head to Beijing, tentatively in mid-February, for a chance to examine some of the 600,000 not-so-spectacular pieces of art that were left behind and are now stored in China’s capital.