31 Dec '16, 8am

Palace Museum in Hong Kong: Beijing’s iconic cultural institution to open a new branch in West Kowloon https://t.co/N9orqJlNmL

Palace Museum in Hong Kong: Beijing’s iconic cultural institution to open a new branch in West Kowloon https://t.co/N9orqJlNmL

Beijing’s Palace Museum , a UNESCO World Heritage site , has vast holdings of paintings, ceramics, calligraphy and antiquities from the Chinese imperial collections , and displays just a small fraction of them at any given time. The Hong Kong branch will rely on long-term loans from the original Palace Museum to display art covering 5,000 years of Chinese history. The HKPM will serve as a focal point of the West Kowloon Cultural District, where it will complement M+, a museum of visual culture that is to be one of the largest in the world focusing on 20th- and 21st-century art, design, architecture and moving images. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, M+ is expected to open in 2019. Together, the two museums will display “a rich tapestry of Chinese and western art in both traditional and modern genres,” said Carrie Lam, Board Chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Aut...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/art/palace-museum-in-hong-kong-beiji...

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