More than 800 cultural relics from the Palace Museum will be delivered to and displayed at the opening exhibition of the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM), which will serve as a historical and artistic classroom for young people in Hong Kong.
Song Jirong, head of the restoration workshop of the Palace Museum, also known as the museum's "hospital" for relics, made the remarks during interviews with Chinese media on Saturday.
Song, who is also a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said the list of cultural relics to be delivered to Hong Kong has not yet been decided as the Palace Museum is determined to deliver the most exquisite cultural relics to Hong Kong.
Song said that in order to ensure Hong Kong people to enjoy the finest cultural relics, the Palace Museum cultural relic doctors are conducting health assessments in batches. The cultural relic doctors will use high-tech equipment such as CT and infrared spectroscopy to conduct thorough examinations on the relics.
HKPM has a cultural relics maintenance team to ensure that the relics are kept in good condition. The Palace Museum will also dispatch relic doctors to Hong Kong regularly, Song said.
The main structure of the HKPM building in West Kowloon Cultural District was completed in November last year.
The HKPM has a broad vision and mission, and is committed to promoting research and appreciation of Chinese art and culture and dialogue between world civilizations and cultures, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam said.
Hong Kong SAR authorities and the Palace Museum signed a cooperation agreement in June 2017, while construction began in April 2019. The museum, expected to be completed in 2022, will have 7,800 square meters of gallery space.