Chao Center’s Liu Distinguished Visitor Series at Rice to highlight Taiwan’s National Palace Museum

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Jeff Falk
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Chao Center’s Liu Distinguished Visitor Series at Rice to highlight Taiwan’s National Palace Museum

HOUSTON – (Jan. 4, 2017) – Two scholars and museum curators will discuss the history and impact of Taiwan’s National Palace Museum as part of the Chao Center for Asian Studies’ Liu Distinguished Visitor Series at Rice University Jan. 11. The museum has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks — one of the largest collections of its type in the world.

The National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. Credit: Taiwan Tourism Bureau

The National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. Credit: Taiwan Tourism Bureau

At the event, Lisette Lou, head of administration of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, will give remarks, followed by a discussion between her and Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Shih-shan Susan Huang, associate professor of art history at Rice, will moderate the discussion, which will be followed by a reception.

Through the support of Rice alumnus Frank Liu and his wife, Cindy, the series is designed to enliven the research, education and community outreach activities of the Chao Center by bringing some of the world’s most distinguished scholars and artists to campus.

What: Chao Center’s Liu Distinguished Visitor Series featuring Lisette Lou and Jay Xu.

When: 4-6 p.m. Jan 11.

Where: The event will be held in Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 280, 6500 Main St. Parking is available in the BRC garage located on Dryden Road between Main Street and Travis Street.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.

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Related materials:

National Palace Museum: www.npm.gov.tw/en.

Chao Center for Asian Studies: http://chaocenter.rice.edu.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.