July 16, 2003, Taipei, Taiwan !V The last shipment of the 400 priceless artworks by China Airlines from the famous National Palace Museum collection to Frankfurt, Germany, has arrived safely on July 9. The artworks will be displayed in an exhibition called !§Treasures of the Sons of Heaven !V Imperial Collection from National Palace Museum!ĦL in the Altes Museum in Berlin from July 18 to October 12, and in the Kunst-und ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deuschland Museum in Bonn from November 21 to February 15, 2004. China Airlines shipped the artworks in 4 shipments between June 29 and July 8. First Lady of ROC Wu Shu-chen took China Airlines flight CI061 to Frankfurt on July 15 to participate in the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
The !§Treasures of the Sons of Heaven!ĦL is another major cultural exchange event between Taiwan and Europe following an exhibition of National Palace Museum!|s collection in France in 1998. On July 17, the First Lady will cut the ribbon for the opening of the exhibition. In appreciation of China Airlines!| sponsorship of shipping, China Airlines!| logo will be printed on all promotional materials of the exhibition at the two museums in Berlin and Bonn and a China Airlines!| A340 aircraft model will be displayed.
China Airlines provided the First Lady and her entourage with the best hardware, outstanding flight skill and world class service to make them have a pleasant journey. Pilots, flight attendants and maintenance staff were specially selected for this mission.
China Airlines is famous for sophisticated shipment and has sponsored international culture exchanges for many years. Earlier this year, China Airlines shipped collections from the Netherlands, Spain and the US to Taiwan for the Formosa Exhibition in Taipei. China Airlines also shipped cultural items from India to Taiwan for the India Civilization Exhibition, which is currently taking place in Taiwan. In next year, China Airlines will ship more than 300 art works from 6 museums in Germany for an exhibition at National Palace Museum between May 1 and August 1.