China News Agency, Hong Kong, May 10 (Reporter Han Xingtong) The Hong Kong Palace Museum (Museum) announced on the 10th that the museum building has been successfully completed, and the internal engineering of the building and the decoration of the exhibition hall are nearly completed. It is expected to be opened to the public in the middle of this year. visit.

  In June 2017, the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Beijing Palace Museum signed the "Cooperation Agreement on the Construction of the Hong Kong Palace Museum Culture Museum".

Construction on the museum began in March 2019 and construction is due to be completed in December 2021.

  The Hong Kong Palace Museum is located in the West Kowloon Cultural District, covering an area of ​​about 13,000 square meters, with a 7-storey building and 9 exhibition halls with a total exhibition area of ​​about 7,800 square meters.

It is reported that after the opening of the museum, more than 900 precious cultural relics lent by the Palace Museum in Beijing, art collections lent by Hong Kong cultural institutions, and works related to the culture of the Palace Museum created by contemporary Hong Kong artists will be exhibited.

  Fung Ching Shu-yee, Chief Executive Officer of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, said that as a world-class museum of Chinese culture and art, the Hong Kong Palace Museum is proud to have completed the project on schedule within five years from project initiation, design, construction to completion and opening.

She also mentioned that the national "14th Five-Year Plan" clearly mentioned that Hong Kong should be supported to develop into a cultural and artistic exchange center between China and foreign countries. She believed that the completion of the museum is an important milestone in the realization of this vision in the West Kowloon Cultural District, and the museum will surely become an international focus. A new cultural landmark of Hong Kong and a platform for promoting dialogue between world cultures and civilizations, it presents the audience with a unique artistic experience of the fusion of Chinese and foreign cultures.

  Wu Zhihua, Director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, thanked the Palace Museum in Beijing for its full support to the museum and loaned more than 900 precious cultural relics for the opening exhibition.

Wu Zhihua said that he looked forward to welcoming visitors from Hong Kong, the mainland and the rest of the world to the museum in the near future to view the cultural relics of the Forbidden City and appreciate the splendor of the five thousand years of Chinese civilization.