Famous artist, Curator of Dunhuang Gallery, Mr. Yunchuan Li’s art exhibition ‘Pearl on the Belt and Road – Yunchuan Li Dunhuang Art Exhibition’was hold at the 600-year-old Cambridge University Press Pitt Building from 21st – 25th of February 2018. Thousands of students from University of Cambridge and local residents viewed the exhibition. To appreciate the great efforts Mr Yunchuan Li made to strengthen the culture communication between China and UK, the Mayor of Cambridge Mr George Pippas invited Mr Li to visit the city council of Cambridge and rewarded Mr Li as the Art Ambassador of Cambridge. Mr Yunchuan Li’s families also participated the event, including his sister Ms Lin Li and her husband Mr. Yuanxi Tian.
Mayor of Cambridge Mr George Pippas rewarded Mr Li as the Art Ambassador of Cambridge.
Then Mr. Li Yunchuan also exchanged gifts with the mayor George Pippas. Li Yunchuan donated one of his works, handwritten versions of Dao De Jing and Interpretations’to Cambridge city council. Mr George Pippas presented to Mr. Li Yunchun a King's Arm representing Cambridge, which was presented as a diplomatic gift to many national leaders, including Chinese leaders.
Mr Yunchuan Li gave his manu ‘Dao De Jing andInterpretations’to Cambridge city council
剑桥市长George Pippas赠与李云川代表剑桥市的国王徽章（King’s Arm）
Mayor of Cambridge Mr George Pippas gave Mr Yunchuan Li King’s Arm as gift
This is the first time that Cambridge, the world famous city, has awarded the title of "Ambassador of the Arts" to Chinese artists. Mr. Li Yunchuan told reporters that he cherishes this honor tremendously and will introduce more of the culture and art of Cambridge to more Chinese in future artistic career so that more Chinese will know about Cambridge and learn about Cambridge and do a good job of this Ambassador's job.
Mr Li Yunchuan is curator of the Dunhuang Gallery and director of the Dunhuang Art Research Institute. Hehas long been engaged in research on the theory of calligraphy and painting, publishing more than 500 pieces of calligraphy and artwork, and more than 40 research papers. His works have been exhibited many times in China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Europe. More than 300 of his works have been acquired by domestic and foreign museums, art galleries and private collectors. His art biography has also been included in a number of artists’ dictionaries. For more information。