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U.S. museum acquires work of Taiwanese jewelry artist

U.S. museum acquires work of Taiwanese jewelry artist

A gem-encrusted butterfly brooch created by Taiwanese jewelry artist Cindy Chao has been acquired by the U.S. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, making it the first work by an Asian artist to be part of the collection in the museum's 164-year history.
It remains uncertain when the museum will put the creation on display.
"The museum is still preparing a special display case that allows a 360 degree view of the piece of craftsmanship," Hung Yu-ting, a spokeswoman for Chao, told the Central News Agency yesterday.
Chao says the "Royal Butterfly," a masterpiece completed in 2009 after two years of work, symbolizes the metamorphosis she underwent from a jewelry designer to a jewelry artist.
Chao "generously gifted" the piece to the National Gem and Mineral Collection, according to the museum's website.


Updated : 2021-04-17 05:37 GMT+08:00