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Screening: La Cajas Españolas

Finished Thu Feb 17, 2022 , 6.30pm
Miguel de Cervantes Library
208 Anfu Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu


As part of the exhibition "Encuentro con el Prado," Miguel de Cervantes Library is screening the documentary Las Cajas Españolas ("The Spanish Boxes"), a film that recounts the transfer of the Prado Museum's collection to avoid its destruction during the Spanish Civil War. Before the screening, Judith Ara, technical adviser of the Sub-directorate General for Records and Documentation of the Historical Heritage of Spain, will comment on this story and delve into the art of the period. In addition, she will be accompanied by Duan Yong, former deputy director of the Palace Museum, who will tell the parallel story of the "Chinese boxes," recounting a similar event which happened in Beijing when during the Japanese invasion, the treasures of the Forbidden City had to be transported in the face of imminent danger.