Chinese first lady visits Design Museum in Finland
April 06,2017 By:
April 6, 2017 -- Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, visited the Design Museum in Finnish capital Helsinki on Wednesday afternoon.
Peng was accompanied by her Finnish counterpart Jenni Haukio and the museum curator, who introduced the characteristics of Finnish design.
Peng said the exchanges in design between China and Finland are a vital part of cultural exchanges between the two countries. Bilateral design cooperation enjoys huge development potential and the two sides can further explore new cooperative opportunities, she added.
Helsinki’s Design Museum, one of the oldest in the world, was founded in 1873. Its collections include industrial design, fashion, and graphic design.
Peng also visited the Sibelius Museum on Wednesday, the former residence of Jean Sibelius, a renowned Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic period.