The Palace Museum holds a press conference on Friday to announce that it will run a special exhibition starting Jan 6, 2019 to celebrate the 2019 Chinese New Year. (Photo: cnguide.cn)
The Palace Museum will hold a special exhibition starting Jan 6, 2019 to celebrate the 2019 Chinese New Year, according to a press release Friday.
A total of 885 antiques will be showcased in a vast exhibition area.
The exhibition is set to break the museum's records by exhibiting the largest number of antiques from the museum's collections. The former record is currently held by the 1935 International Exhibition of Chinese Art in London, where 735 antiques from the museum were showcased.
"The exhibition will not only present the visitors with antique collections, but will also allow the audience to immerse themselves in the cultural atmosphere of ancient China," said Shan Jixiang, curator of the museum.
During the exhibition, the museum will be embellished with traditional Chinese New Year decorations such as Spring Festival couplets and lanterns.