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Palace Museum catalogues 1.8 m pieces of relics

Palace Museum catalogues 1.8 m pieces of relics

BEIJING – Beijing’s Palace Museum has catalogued its entire collection of 1,807,558 pieces of cultural relics, the museum’s curator has said. After over seven years of efforts, the museum has catalogued all of the relics in its archives, including about 53,000 paintings, 75,000 calligraphy works, 16,000 pieces of copperware and 10,000 sculptures, said Shan Jixiang, […]

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Monitoring center established in Palace Museum to protect cultural heritage

Monitoring center established in Palace Museum to protect cultural heritage

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) — The Palace Museum unveiled a monitoring center Monday that will coordinate the management of cultural heritage and provide a systematic database for the protection of the museum. The monitoring management includes formulating working rules, monitoring technical criterion, providing warning standards, making plans for cultural protection, and completing the monitoring network. […]

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Beijing's Forbidden City: the kingdom of 'The Last Emperor'

Beijing’s Forbidden City: the kingdom of ‘The Last Emperor’

In China, life has changed tremendously. Yet even today to enter the Forbidden City is to be transported back in time to the days of Imperial China, to the magnificence and mystery of the ancestors of Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Asian giant, who abdicated a century ago. The great Forbidden City of […]

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Forbidden, now Palace of the people

Forbidden, now Palace of the people

By Yu Fei (China Daily) The Palace Museum was home to 24 emperors but now houses many of the country’s greatest treasures Wang Ge got lost on his first day working in Beijing’s Forbidden City, a 500-year-old palace of some 9,000 rooms, huge walls and labyrinthine passageways. The Forbidden City, also known as Palace Museum, […]

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Top 10 treasures at Beijing Palace Museum

Top 10 treasures at Beijing Palace Museum

By Elaine Duan The Palace Museum, founded in 1925, is a national museum housed inside the Forbidden City, the imperial palace of the Ming (1368-1683) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties and a World Heritage site since 1987. Located at the center of Beijing, the Palace Museum holds over 1,807,558 artifacts, including paintings, pottery, inscribed wares, bronze […]

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Beijing Palace Museum

Beijing Palace Museum

The Palace Museum is the only existing example vividly illustrating the development of China’s palace architecture. The Palace Museum was founded in 1925 and is a comprehensive national museum built on the basis of the layout of the imperial palace of the Ming (1368-1683) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties. The Palace Museum covers an area of […]

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