China News Service, April 29. According to Hong Kong's Wen Wei Po, the Hong Kong Palace Museum has been in preparation for nearly 5 years. During this period, it has experienced various challenges brought about by the epidemic. However, with the efforts of the management team, it will open as scheduled in July this year.

Wang Yiyou, deputy director of the museum, revealed in an interview recently that in order to shorten the distance between modernity and history, the museum will have an exhibition "One Day in the Forbidden City - Court Life in the Qing Dynasty". Take a "day trip" to experience the life of court officials from morning to night.

  According to reports, while displaying traditional Chinese culture, the Hong Kong Palace Museum will also have Western collections such as European paintings and ancient arrows, allowing the audience to appreciate the charm of the combination of Chinese and Western cultures.

  Wang Yiyou expressed confidence that the museum will be able to open as scheduled.

The Forbidden City in Beijing has also loaned out a large number of collections, and I believe that the Hong Kong Palace Museum will definitely lead the audience to increase their understanding of the Forbidden City and Chinese and world art and culture.

The exhibition "Phoenix Dance and Forbidden City: The Art and Life of Qing Empresses" curated by the Palace Museum of Hong Kong.

Image source: Courtesy of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, Hong Kong Wen Wei Po

  In order to enhance the audience's understanding of the Qing Palace, the Hong Kong Palace Museum has an exhibition "One Day in the Forbidden City - Court Life in the Qing Dynasty", just like "One Day Tour of the Forbidden City", allowing visitors to learn about the palace for a day through the exhibits. "From waking up at 4 in the morning to going to bed at 8 in the evening, what time should I do, what are the women in the palace like, and what are the children like." Wang Yiyou said that the audience can fully understand the Forbidden City within a day people, things, things.

  After visiting the exhibition, considering that the audience will feel tired, the museum also arranged a sofa at the end that can lie down, and projected projections on the ceiling, so that the audience can "dive into" Emperor Qianlong's "dreamland".

"Through one of Qianlong's poems, the audience seems to have entered Qianlong's spiritual world between half-dreams and half-awakes, and experienced his nostalgia for a beloved wife who passed away at the age of 36." Wang Yiyou introduced.

  In addition to exhibiting the collections loaned by other museums, Wang Yiyou revealed that some collectors in the industry also intend to donate their private collections to the museum.

The approval process is very strict and is still under negotiation.

  In order to avoid the blurred impression caused by the audience looking at a large number of exhibits, a pilot exhibition hall of the Hong Kong Palace Museum creatively displayed only two or three cultural relics, including two portraits of the emperor and the queen.

These portraits were only used by the emperor during large-scale ancestor worship activities such as the New Year, so the exhibition hall used new media technology to build an immersive environment, allowing the audience to deeply experience the etiquette at that time.

"Watching an exhibition is like watching a movie. It requires the audience to enjoy the whole process. What really moves people in a movie is not the stunt, but the core of the story. We also want the audience to see the exhibition and really discover the point of historical life. Bit by bit." Wang Yiyou said.

  In order to support the operation of the museum, Wang Yiyou revealed that the exhibition will set an admission fee. The specific amount is still under investigation and will be announced later. The reference factors include the affordability of the audience and the charges of other similar institutions.

She said frankly that the museum's revenue and expenditure finance is an important part of its operation and management, and tickets are an important part of its revenue. "If you always lose money, you won't be able to see this museum any time soon."