Hong Kong Palace Museum Officially Opens
After five years in the making, the acclaimed Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) opened on July 3rd. This is the latest addition to Hong Kong's arts and culture offerings and the West Kowloon Cultural District.
Photo Insert: The Hong Kong Palace Museum has officially opened its doors.
“We are delighted to welcome the Hong Kong Palace Museum to Hong Kong’s artistic and cultural landscape and the West Kowloon Cultural District. Exciting, dynamic and constantly evolving, the district is brimming with activities and discoveries that underscore Hong Kong’s reputation as a leading destination for arts and culture lovers. We believe this world-class museum will generate even more interest for Hong Kong as an arts and cultural destination and solidify the city’s position as a centre for international cultural exchange,” said Dane Cheng, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
The HKPM, which joins a slew of other iconic attractions on the legendary Victoria Harbour waterfront, including the newly opened M+ and the recently refurbished Hong Kong Museum of Art, not only elevates the city's lineup of renowned museums, but also broadens the city's arts and culture scene.
Furthermore, every night in July, the beloved "A Symphony of Lights" will flood Victoria Harbour in lights, music, and colors with an amazing special edition.
The HKPM joins M+, Asia's first global museum of contemporary visual culture, the Xiqu Centre for Chinese opera, and Freespace contemporary performance venue to take the West Kowloon Cultural District to new heights.
Visitors may expect a diverse range of intriguing exhibitions, shows, activities, and events that enrich and broaden the city's cultural offerings.
The HKPM is a must-see site for art and culture enthusiasts, as well as a treasure trove of unique artifacts. For starters, it houses one of the world's most impressive collections of Chinese ceramics, as well as over 900 works of art on loan from Beijing's prestigious Palace Museum – among the largest and finest loans made by the Palace Museum to another cultural institution outside the Mainland since its inception.
The HKPM also exhibits 13 valuable artifacts taken from the Louvre as evidence of the museum's status as an East-meets-West Centre for International Cultural Exchange.