【Commentary】16-meter-long sand table of the central axis, Guangxu's "Big Wedding Map", old photos and objects related to the central axis... To commemorate the 870th anniversary of the founding of Beijing, the "Brilliant Axis" exhibition will open at the Capital Museum on March 3, with 28 component cultural relics from 17 units including the Palace Museum and Luoyang Museum to interpret the rich connotation of Beijing's central axis and highlight the unique charm of the ancient capital Beijing as a famous historical and cultural city.

【Commentary】The exhibition is divided into three parts, one is the hall, which is greeted by a theater-like central axis immersion space, with a 16-meter-long central axis sand table, with stereoscopic projection technology to show the magnificent beauty of Beijing's central axis.

【Contemporaneous】Exhibition form design Zhong Mei, deputy director of the exhibition department of the Capital Museum

We made a huge sand table, probably the first time in the whole country that the whole of the central axis can be presented in front of everyone with such a large ratio, we did it according to the realistic scale of 1:500, covering all the heritage points of the entire central axis.

【Explanation】In the "Cultural Axis" section, the display of cultural relics is mainly used to interpret the historical process, concept, aesthetics and architectural craftsmanship of the formation of Beijing's central axis.

Zhang Wenyong, exhibition curator and research librarian of Capital Museum

The central axis is a space of Chinese etiquette, we selected one, that is, Guangxu's "Great Wedding Map", the wedding of the Guangxu Emperor, some important ritual steps are held on the central axis, and we also draw a wedding road map according to the literature, on the central axis, the steps are one-to-one.

The watch and double-hole Yugui unearthed at the Tao site, the sun shines in the east, the shadow is here, the sun is in the west, the shadow is here, and then the position of the watch, draw a circle with this as the center of the circle, two points are connected, and then a vertical line, it is the south. We say that it all revolves around a space, and finding a position in this space can embody concepts such as dignity, harmony, beauty, and so on.

【Commentary】It is understood that this exhibition also has an open and interactive exhibition item, in which the audience can participate and share the old objects and old photos related to the central axis of the collection.

【Contemporaneous】Exhibition form design Zhong Mei, deputy director of the exhibition department of the Capital Museum

(For example) public transport lines, passing through some buildings on the central axis, leaving bills behind. Then there are some stationery boxes printed with the central axis, that is, all the daily necessities and old objects related to the central axis, which can become part of the entire exhibition area. Our going through the central axis is a concept of "civilian and people's enjoyment", in fact, it is closely related to people's lives. If the audience feels that I have something that needs to be included in this exhibition, you can scan this QR code to apply, and then you can make it part of the exhibition as well.

Dong Yufei reported from Beijing

Responsible Editor: [Fang Jialiang]