One million visit Edinburgh-China exhibition

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MORE than one million people have visited a major exhibition highlighting the growth of Edinburgh – in China.

The exhibition, A Tale of Two Cities, tells the story of how the Capital and the host city, Nanjing, have developed over the centuries, and explores their similarities and differences.

It has welcomed its one millionth visitor less than six months after opening in Nanjing – a former capital of China – in November.

The exhibition, a partnership between the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) and Nanjing Museum, was due to finish last week but has been extended because of its popularity with visitors.

It was also selected as the focus for International Museum Day for the whole of China, which took place on Sunday.

Rebecca Bailey of RCAHMS, co-curator of the exhibition, said: “A Tale of Two Cities has welcomed over one million visitors, well beyond our wildest hopes”.

It will be shown in Edinburgh at a later date.