, Beijing, May 17 (Reporter Ying Ni) "National Business Card Forbidden Treasure-The Palace Museum Theme Stamp Exhibition" will be open to the public from May 18 in the Zhai Palace Exhibition Hall of the Palace Museum.

  Stamps have a deep connection with the Forbidden City.

In 1953, the turret of the Forbidden City, which embodies the superb skills and outstanding talents of ancient Chinese craftsmen, appeared on a stamp for the first time.

In 1982, the fan paintings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties became the cultural relics of the Forbidden City to appear on stamps for the first time.

Since then, more and more ancient buildings and collections of the Forbidden City have become the favorite design themes of stamp designers.

In 1998, the Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Palace Museum and the Louvre Museum in France boarded the special stamps jointly issued by China and France, opening a new chapter in the exhibition and spread of Chinese culture in the Palace Museum on the international stage.

In 2003, the Forbidden City Post Office officially opened in the Forbidden City.

Photo by Sheng Jiapeng at the exhibition

  The biggest highlight of the exhibition is "Stamps and cultural relics are in the same frame, history and times reflect each other." For the first time, the Forbidden City-themed stamps issued by the People’s Republic of China and the corresponding Forbidden City cultural relics are presented together. While displaying the culture of the Forbidden City and stamps, it is strengthened by the empowerment of science and technology. Interaction, seeing the micro-knowledge, allowing visitors to experience the exhibition experience of "cultural relics come alive, stamps come alive".

  At the exhibition site, a total of 56 sets of 1732 stamps (including 52 sets of 1590 pieces of the Forbidden City theme stamps), 54 pieces of precious exhibits such as stamp manuscripts, 13 first day covers were jointly issued; 25 pieces of the Forbidden City cultural relics on display in conjunction with the stamps, covering paintings, calligraphy and jade , Enamelware, bronze ware, porcelain, furniture and other categories are displayed in comparison with stamps of the same theme, which complement each other.

Photo by Sheng Jiapeng at the exhibition

  The content of the exhibition is divided into four units: "The Country is Beautiful", "Beautiful", "Great Existing Treasure", and "Ten Thousand Miles of Mail".

The first unit "Jiangshan Du Jiao" selects the symbolic and magnificent mountains and rivers themed stamps "Yangtze River", "Great Wall", "Huangshan" and "Yellow River" to show the great rivers and mountains of the motherland, corresponding to the cultural relics of the Palace Museum "Four Scenic Landscapes" and "Five Mountains" The images of "A Thousand Miles of Rivers and Mountains" show the vitality and continuity of the motherland; the second unit "Beautiful" shows the main buildings of the Forbidden City, supplemented by stamp design manuscripts, sculptures, and images of ancient buildings to reproduce the architectural charm of the Forbidden City; The third unit "Great Existing Collection", through the comparison of cultural relics and stamps, especially the newly issued "Five Bulls" stamps, embodies the entire process from cultural relics to stamp design, engraving, and printing, and shows the technological level of stamp printing. .

The fourth unit "Postal Transmission" takes the theme of the Forbidden City in the stamps jointly issued by China and foreign countries as the main line, showing the cultural dissemination role of the Forbidden City cultural relics and Chinese stamps in party-state diplomacy, cultural exchanges and other activities, reflecting the integration of Chinese civilization The store will last forever.

Photo by Sheng Jiapeng at the exhibition

  It is reported that the exhibition will last until July 18th. Tickets will not be sold separately, and 3,000 spectators will be reserved daily.