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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors

Hong Kong Heritage Museum
1/F Thematic Exhibition Hall 
29 June 2017 - 15 October 2017
 
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and The Palace Museum
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and The Palace Museum
Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
 
Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin Dian) was the living place of the Qing emperors and the political centre of the Qing dynasty. It is one of the mostly visited places in The Palace Museum, and it houses the most well-known and invaluable artefacts relating to the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong, etc.
 
As the Hall is closed for large-scale renovation, artefacts previously housed in the Hall will be selected for touring exhibition. The exhibition features over 200 representative exhibits of the Hall to show its political, historical and cultural importance in the history of the Qing dynasty.
 

Admission Fee

Special Exhibition Standard (Adult) Group (Group of 20 persons or More) Concessionary#
Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum –
Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors
Wednesdays to Mondays: $20 Wednesdays to Mondays: $14 Wednesdays to Mondays: $10
"Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum –
Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors" and
"Longevity and Virtues: Birthday Celebrations of the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowagers" *Combined Ticket
Wednesdays to Mondays: $30 Wednesdays to Mondays: $21 Wednesdays to Mondays: $15

   # Full-time students, people with disabilities and one accompanying carer, senior citizens aged 60 or above
   * "Longevity and Virtues: Birthday Celebrations of the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowagers" exhibition is held at Hong Kong Museum of History.
   Box Office will be closed 30 minutes before the Museum cloases.
   Holders of valid Museum Pass enjoy unlimited free admission to the above Special Exhibitions.

Exhibit Highlights

 Pair of zitan hanging panels with gilded cranes and rabbits in bamboo grove
 

Pair of zitan hanging panels
with gilded cranes and rabbits in bamboo grove 

Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911)

 Gourd-shaped wall vase with famille-rose flowers and poem in reserved panels with gilded floral scroll pattern on blue ground
 

Gourd-shaped wall vase with familie-rose flowers and poem in reserved panels
with gilded floral scroll pattern on blue ground 
Qianlong period (1736 – 1795), Qing dynasty
 

Jade seal with characters ‘valued collection of Emperor Tongzhi's veneration of his parents'
 

Jade seal with characters
‘valued collection of Emperor Tongzhi's veneration of his parents'

Tongzhi period (1862 – 1874), Qing dynasty

 
 Imperial Summer Resort
 

Imperial Summer Resort
Leng Mei (ca. 1662 – 1742)
 

Plaque with calligraphic inscription "Room of Three Rarities"
 

Plaque with calligraphic inscription "Room of Three Rarities"
Emperor Qianlong (1711 – 1799)

 
 Gold Chalice of Eternal Stability inlaid with gemstones
 

Gold Chalice of Eternal Stability inlaid with gemstones
Qianlong period (1736 – 1795), Qing dynasty
 

Cloisonné hotpot with floral pattern
 

Cloisonné hotpot with floral pattern
Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911)