The National Central Library and the National Library of Mongolia jointly kicked off the opening ceremony of the new exhibition titled "Treasures from Taiwan: Taiwanese – Mongolian joint exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Library of Mongolia" on Dec. 29. The exhibition is held at the museum hall of the National Library of Mongolia and will run until Jan. 29.
The exhibition showcases many precious cultural replicas which are in Taiwan's possession. The objects on display include 57 book replicas of the Yuan dynasty collected by the National Central Library, coupled with 20 replica scrolls of rubbings and portraits of emperors and empresses of the Yuan dynasty from the National Palace Museum and Institute of History and Philology at Academia Sinica.
The National Central Library pointed out that the opening ceremony was co-hosted by the director of the National Central Library Tseng Shu-hsien (曾淑賢) and director of the National Library of Mongolia Ichinkhorloo via video conferencing.
Prominent guests in attendance included Taiwan's representative to Mongolia Lo Chin-ru (羅靜如), Davaatseren Byambasuren, director of Cultural Heritage Department at the Mongolian Ministry of Culture, representative from the Ulaanbaatar Trade and Economic Representative Office in Taipei Lkhagvasuren Zolzaya, and director of MOFA's Department of West Asian and African Affairs Yang Syin-yi (楊心怡).
In her speech, the director of the National Library of Mongolia Ichinkhorloo expressed her gratitude to the National Central Library for lending its collections generously. Through the exhibits, Mongolians are able to experience the richness and importance of the treasures collected by the National Library. The historical works will also allow them to understand the origins of Mongolia's historical culture, she added.
This exhibition is the second large-scale joint effort between the two libraries since 2019. For this exhibition, the National Central Library specially organized hand-written inscriptions of famous masters and portraits on steles in order to present various aspects of life, politics, culture, and art of the Yuan Dynasty.
(Photo credit: National Central Library)