WITH the help of Beijing’s Palace Museum, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is hosting an exhibition called ‘Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors’ (八代帝居─故宮養心殿文物展).
The Museum has life-sized mock-ups of three sections of the Forbidden City’s Hall of Mental Cultivation: the main area, the side areas, and Emperor Qianlong’s (乾隆的) study. Although some of the items are replicas from the 20th century, many are artefacts from the Qing dynasty, like Qianlong’s chair.
Unlike the Palace Museum, there will be no glass separating visitors from the displays. In the study area, people can even take the opportunity to sit in the emperor’s chair.
(This article is published on Goodies on 12 June 2017)