The Department Welcomes Students of Peking University

Posted on 31 July 2014

We were delighted to take part in a packed cultural programme for this year's Peking University Summer School.

Amanda Lillie with Alasdair Flint, Ding Ning and the Peking Summer School

Amanda Lillie and Alasdair Flint with Ding Ning and students at The National Gallery

Organised by the Centre for Global Programmes, the summer school aims to give students from the prestigious Peking University an insight into Britain's rich cultural and artistic heritage.  The inaugural summer school took place last year, and building on its success, it is expected that this will become a regular feature of the University's calendar.

Amanda Lillie took Professor Ding Ning and students to the National Gallery where her co-curated exhibition Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting is running until 21st September.  Michael White led a trip to Liverpool to see his co-curated exhibition Mondrian and His Studios at Tate Liverpool, and then on to the Walker Art Gallery.  A tour of the Minster was led by Sarah Brown who is currently overseeing the restoration of the Great East Window.

Michael White with the Peking Summer School at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool  Michael White and Ding Ning with the Peking Summer School, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Michael White with Ding Ning and students at The Walker Art Gallery

These events are part of a very full programme which includes trips to local attractions such as Beningborough Hall, Fairfax House and Fountains Abbey, as well as excursions further afield to the British Museum, Tate Britain and the Lake District.  The students will head for Edinburgh at the weekend.  

The University's links with China have strengthened since the creation of the Jiangning Foundation in honour of Jiangning Wang, a student of the History of Art department who died tragically in 2009.