Is there anything about China’s cultural heritage that sparks one’s imagination more than the dazzling history of the Forbidden City in Beijing? With its colourful buildings, landscape gardens and spacious squares kept intact, one can still vividly imagine what the palace looked like during the Imperial times, when the 24 successive emperors and their entourage resided in the majestic dwelling.
From May 25, 2018 until June 15, 2018, the China Cultural Center in Brussels will host an exhibition about the Forbidden City and the Palace Museum presenting 50 photographs of the Forbidden City and a range of Creative Products Inherited from the Palace Museum.
During five centuries (1416-1911), the Forbidden City in Beijing served as the seat of supreme power in China. Nowadays, the Forbidden City has no longer an administrative function, but has become China’s top 3 tourist attraction.
In 1925, The Palace Museum was installed on the premises of the Imperial Palace. The Palace Museum exists to preserve and administrate the Forbidden City, the architectural complex of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties, and other sites related to imperial history. The palace is also a museum that stores, researches, and exhibits an extensive range of traditional Chinese art assembled on the basis of a core collection of imperial treasures from the two aforementioned dynasties. It is regarded as one of the five most prestigious museums worldwide for the rich variety in its highly systematic art collection of exceptional quality that bears testimony to the imperial court culture from the fourteenth to the early twentieth century.
Economic development and increasingly cultivated tastes entail a growing public demand for the Museum’s cultural products. The Palace Museum has tapped into the profusion of elements from the imperial court culture of the Ming and the Qing dynasties and presents the Forbidden City’s architecture, the Museum’s art collection, and stories of its past and present in the form of creatively designed cultural products that appeal to younger consumers. These products are also answers to people’s everyday needs as they represent high functionality, environmental consciousness, reasonable prices, and great quality.
The China Cultural Center in Brussels is delighted to bring a part of the Palace Museum to Brussels and share the unique history of the Forbidden City with the European audience.
Exhibition of Creative Products Inherited from the Palace Museum
May 25, 2018 – June 15, 2018
Open Monday to Friday according to the opening hours of the Center
Forbidden City Experience Night
May 25, 2018
On the occasion of our newest exhibition, the China Cultural Center in Brussels organizes the Forbidden City Experience Night on Friday May 25. Come and join us for an interesting evening filled with activities that will give an insight into the history of the Forbidden City.
18.45 – 20.00: Activities – Guided Tour of the Exhibition, Documentary, etc.
20.00: Reception with small Chinese bites
Book your seat by phone at: +32(0)27044020 or send a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
China Cultural Center in Brussels
Network for International Culturalink Entities
The Palace Museum
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