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Gugong Institute (Shanghai) Lecture

About the Palace Museum


Established in 1925, the Palace Museum is located in the imperial palace of the consecutive Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The magnificent architectural complex, also known as the Forbidden City, and the vast holdings of paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and antiquities of the imperial collections make it one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world. In 1961, the State Council designated the former imperial residence as one of China's foremost-protected cultural heritage sites, and in 1987 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

With rich collections representing the broad spectrum of 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and the 600 year history of the Forbidden City, the Palace Museum has seen many developments since its founding in 1925 and looks forward to carrying on the legacy of the past for future generations. Now, as always, the Palace Museum is committed to the preservation of national heritage and the goal of serving as a model for museums around the world.

About the lecture

1. The Relationship between the Palace Museum and the Achitecture Craftsman System in the South of Yangtze   River Delta

Guest: Chang Qing

Professor of Tongji University, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the vice president of the Palace College (Shanghai)

2. The Brilliant Forbidden City

Guest: Jin Hongkui

Director of the Department of Heritage Architectural Technologies

Host:Li Zhenyu

Professor of Tongji University, the Dean of CAUP, the member of the Palace College (Shanghai)

Time:  9:00 am, 2017/11/12

Room: Building B, CAUP 

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