Through November 7, locals have a chance to gain insight into the lives of emperors from the Qing Dynasty. The Shenyang Palace Museum has lent 90 pieces of historical relics to the Guangzhou Museum, which include a wide variety of exquisite historical items used by imperial families.
The Shenyang Palace Museum was founded on the site of the former Shenyang Imperial Palace, which is the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of China. It is located in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. The Shenyang Imperial Palace was built in 1625 by Nurhachi, when the Manchus declared Shenyang to be their capital. In 1644, the Shunzhi Emperor moved the capital to Beijing. As the palace for imperial families, more than 10,000 relics showcase the Qing emperors’ lives.
For this exhibit, in cooperation with the Guangzhou Museum, the Shenyang Palace Museum dispatched 90 historical relics to Guangzhou. Visitors can appreciate these masterpieces without stepping out of the city. The relics on display are classified into four categories, covering items needed for living, eating, decorating and studying. From the distinctive materials and exquisite craftsmanship, visitors can experience the luxurious life of the imperial families.
Time: till November 7
Venue: Guangzhou Museum
Copper Incense Burner
Enamel Copper Loop-handled Teapot
Enamel Plate Painted with Flowers and “Wan Shou Wu Jiang (Longevity)”
Enamel Spoon wtih Magpies and Plum Blossoms
Red Lacquer Panpipe Painted with Two Dragons Playing with a Pearl and Clouds
(By Cassie Lin, Louis Berney)