VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):荷兰一博物馆因疫情获赠藏品
日期:2020-06-17 16:30

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Coronavirus Results in Unexpected Gift to Dutch Museum
A museum facing financial difficulties because of COVID-19 restrictions has received a surprise gift meant to honor people who died of the disease.
The gift is a 16th century artwork by the Dutch painter Bartholomeus Spranger. It is called "Body of Christ Supported by Angels."
The painting is now part of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum in The Netherlands.
Taco Dibbits, general director at the museum, had long sought to buy the painting to add to its collection. But he missed out on getting the work earlier this year and thought he might not get another chance.
Dibbits felt like he was in the perfect position to buy the oil-on-copper painting in early March at an art sale in the southern Netherlands. "We were standing there with our curators around the painting and saying how wonderful it was," he told The Associated Press.
What the group did not know, however, was that the picture had been sold soon after it arrived at the art sale.
So Dibbits returned to Amsterdam. There, he dealt with the museum's financial losses resulting from the coronavirus health crisis. With visitors no longer permitted, Dibbits said the museum was losing about 1 million euros a week. The money represents a big part of the museum's operating budget.
Dibbits said he was caught by surprise when he got a telephone call from Bob Haboldt, an international dealer and art collector. He owned the painting, and earlier said he had sold it.
Haboldt, a Dutch citizen, explained that the coronavirus crisis had resulted in the sale being canceled. The collector, who lives in France and Italy and has offices in Amsterdam, Paris, and New York, was unable to travel, just like everyone else.
"In isolation, I took the step that I would not think about its financial value," he told the AP in a phone interview from Italy. "Only its emotional value."
Haboldt did not want to say how much the painting could sell for. "It is a big gift, no matter how you look at it," he said. He added that he decided to donate the painting "in memory of the victims of COVID-19, not only those who died but also those who suffered."
The collector said he also hoped his act might lead others to support the arts as well. Haboldt, who is a native of Amsterdam, said he wanted the painting "to go before a very big audience," and the Rijksmuseum seemed like the perfect choice.
The painting itself could be seen to represent both the current times we are experiencing and the future the world is looking to. In it, a dead Jesus Christ is lifted from the ground by three angels and taken skyward.
"The picture represents a big message," Haboldt said. "I hope people will stop in front of it for a moment and realize that although they look at a religious painting, they are looking at something timeless, full of compassion, mercy and hope."
Museums around the world have been struggling during the COVID-19 health crisis. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that one out of eight museums might not survive.
Dibbits said he welcomes Haboldt's act of kindness in the current unsettling environment. "That a dealer decides to donate a work when he doesn't know where his future is going, I think that's something very special," he said.
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重点解析

1.Unexpected 意外的

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He made a brief, unexpected appearance at the office.
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2.donate 捐赠

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He frequently donates large sums to charity.
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3.compassion 同情

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Elderly people need time and compassion from their physicians.
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4.kindness 仁慈

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I will be deeply grateful to you for your kindness for the rest of my life.
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5.But he missed out on getting the work earlier this year and thought he might not get another chance.

missed out 错过

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I missed out on his offer of a free holiday in Spain.
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He missed out on a chance to go to college because of his ill health.
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6.I hope people will stop in front of it for a moment and realize that although they look at a religious painting

in front of 在...前面

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We all got out our own sewing and sat in front of the log fire.
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A number of seats have been arranged in front of the painting.
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荷兰一博物馆因疫情获赠藏品
一家因新冠肺炎防控措施而面临财政困难的博物馆收到了一份意外的礼物,该礼物意在纪念那些因新冠肺炎去世的人f*phvkwKisbd3
这件礼物是荷兰画家巴塞洛缪斯·斯普兰杰16世纪的作品tRyXlLX--0|+o。它被称为《由天使扶持着的基督身体》x,6N^v%hPh!*J+2Mhu
这幅画现在是荷兰阿姆斯特丹国立博物馆的藏品之一P9Fh^zb-w6ie
该博物馆馆长塔可·迪比茨(Taco Dibbits)长期以来一直想买下这幅作品,来充实博物馆的藏品hk74P[kk839R=aj。但他今年早些时候错过了这件作品,以为再也没机会得到了ED!N..yyat^
3月初,在荷兰南部的一场艺术品拍卖会上,迪比茨觉得是时候买下这幅挂在铜板上的油画了M.S#jY&)P8aW。他对美联社表示:“我们和策展人都站在这幅画的周围,称赞它的美妙ju5tNg*7,B6。”
然而,该团体不知道的是,这幅画在抵达艺术品拍卖后不久就被卖出了)E9jpo&p;PJWCyrKJ4T@
于是迪比茨返回阿姆斯特丹Xb2-.9+Ae]qT1J。回去后,他处理了博物馆因新冠危机造成的经济损失ovol2(;Enp5&tYO!CZ@x。迪比茨说,由于不再允许游客入内,博物馆每周损失约100万欧元[qf6hGYh7XGC3@D[~,。这笔资金占博物馆运营预算的很大比例641y!Ofju,Q

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迪比茨说,当接到国际交易商和艺术品收藏家鲍勃·哈博尔特的电话时,他很吃惊);p-f^Sx_w-。这幅画是鲍勃·哈博尔特收藏的,早些时候就被卖掉了yW(oC&CI[C;R8c
哈博尔特是荷兰公民,他解释说,疫情导致交易被取消BbIL1G]-VXN0P.4.yZ*。这位收藏家住在法国和意大利,在阿姆斯特丹、巴黎和纽约都有工作室,他现在和其他人一样无法外出iUf!KRYiY]0g3S@3e
他在意大利接受美联社电话采访时表示:“单独说,我不会考虑它的经济价值|[xK.3K33,@)V2J]@。”“只看中其精神价值IGsnyCEAanC。”
哈博尔特不愿透露这幅作品的经济价值|zgu.fwJiyI2o。他说,“无论你怎么看,这都是一份厚礼”3(b^,Usq;~#C。他补充说,他决定捐出这幅画,“不仅是为了纪念死于新冠病毒的人,也是为了纪念那些受苦受难的人+ZSjW9z78PDR。”
这位收藏家表示,他也希望这个行为可以鼓励其他人来支持这些艺术品_g[gA+6LY4l8uj*dW58。哈博尔特是土生土长的阿姆斯特丹人,他指出希望这幅作品能让“很多人观赏”,而国立博物馆似乎是最佳选择Xrd^~k+wYLkQ!b*
这幅画本身既代表了我们正在经历的时代,也代表了世界期待的未来5_#@|6[qoYE2。在这幅作品里,耶稣基督的遗体被三个天使从地上举起,带向天堂LCG_QrT]l6P&qmOB0&
哈博尔特说:“这副作品传达了一个重要信息2Po;Veo.+@1VuDh。”“我希望人们在这幅画前驻足片刻,意识到尽管眼前的是一幅宗教画作,但他们看到的是永恒、同情、悲悯和希望aJ=2^2QSs_m%3。”
在新冠疫情危机期间,世界各地的博物馆都在苦苦挣扎q5YP2z#qzX0
据联合国教科文组织估计,有八分之一的博物馆可能会倒闭yD+QZ4gV63XVU6
迪比茨表示,对哈博尔特在当前令人不安的环境下做出的善举表示欢迎|)Q6gU#^WiP4Rsc9
他说,“一位交易商在不知自身前途的情况下还决定捐赠一件藏品,我觉得这是一件非常难得的事情”P3xv6O7bQ#&q)BnZ9s
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