To celebrate its opening, the Hong Kong Palace Museum will be open to the public free of charge every Wednesday in the first 12 months.
The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) is slated to open to the public on 2 July. The opening exhibitions are jointly curated by HKPM and the Palace Museum. 914 pieces of priceless treasure from the Palace Museum – the biggest loan to another cultural institution outside the Mainland since its establishment in 1925 – will be put on display on rotation at the opening exhibitions.
Some of the pieces are being shown in Hong Kong for the first time. They will be exhibited alongside more than 100 exhibits on loan from local museums and cultural institutions. HKPM will also display 13 precious art objects loaned from the Louvre Museum in Paris, a testimony to cultural and knowledge exchange between China and other countries.
To celebrate its opening, the museum will open to the public free of charge every Wednesday in the first 12 months (special exhibitions and events excluded). Admission tickets for the first four weeks will be available for purchase from 14 June onwards.