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Museum stops Matisse loan

Due to Beijing’s lack of distancing itself from Moscow over the Ukraine war, a French museum has suspended cooperation with Chinese partners. The Matisse Museum in Cateau-Cambrésis in northern France has stopped lending 280 of the artist’s works to the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, local media reported. The works by Henri Matisse were supposed to have been sent to the People’s Republic in a few weeks for two exhibitions. The exhibition was planned to be held in Beijing from the end of March and in Shanghai in the summer.

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