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A new ultramodern museum has opened in Hong Kong

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The Imperial Palace Museum has opened in Hong Kong.


The new Hong Kong Palace Museum, which houses an exhibition of more than 900 relics from the Beijing imperial complex "Gugong", began work on Sunday in Hong Kong. This was reported by the radio station AR-t-h-k.


The opening was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was postponed for a day due to the typhoon. According to the curator of the institution, Bernard Chan, about 80% of tickets for the current month have already been booked.


The ultramodern museum with an area of 13 thousand square meters is built on an embankment reclaimed from the sea on the shore of the Victoria Strait. It has become part of a huge complex of the West Kowloon Cultural Center, which will include theaters, opera halls, exhibition halls, museum institutions — a total of 17 objects.


The proposal to create a museum was put forward by the former head of the Hong Kong administration Carrie Lam. The agreement on museum cooperation between Beijing and Hong Kong was signed in the summer of 2017 in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping.


In fact, the new facility has become a kind of branch of the Beijing Imperial Museum "Gugong", which will provide various expositions for it — ancient paintings, sculptures, jade products, valuable works of calligraphy, etc. It is assumed that the collections will change periodically. There are nine exhibition halls in the building.


In total, 3.5 billion Hong Kong dollars ($446 million) have been invested in the project. These funds came in the form of donations from the largest charitable organization in the city — the Jockey Club (Hong Kong Jockey Club), the operator of horse racing.

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