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Hospital for conservation in Palace Museum opens to public
From:Xinhua  Writer:  Date:2018-06-19
A hospital for conservation in the Beijing-based Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, opened to the public Saturday, as part of ongoing activities held for China's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day.


People visit a hospital for conservation in the Palace Museum in Beijing, capital of China, June 9, 2018.  /Xinhua Photo

The first visitors were a group of 40 people, who watched "doctors" repairing some of the museum collections, including calligraphy, painting, bronze ware and clocks, guided by instructors.

"Opening the conservation studios to the public is a good way to raise public awareness of cultural heritage protection," said Li Husheng, a visitor from Shanghai.


Visitors and volunteers pose for a group photo outside a hospital for conservation in the Palace Museum in Beijing, capital of China, June 9, 2018. /Xinhua

"Watching the masters repairing some of the treasures is like watching an episode of 'Masters in the Forbidden City,' only more vivid," said Lu Jiajun, a Beijing International Studies University student, referring to a popular 2016 documentary.

"It's not like what I imagined before. I saw so much advanced equipment today and learned that restoration work is a science," said Gao Yuanyuan, a visitor from Beijing.


A staff worker repairs a calligraphy collection at a hospital for conservation in the Palace Museum in Beijing, capital of China, June 9, 2018. /Xinhua


A staff worker wipes a museum collection at a hospital for conservation in the Palace Museum in Beijing, capital of China, June 9, 2018. /Xinhua


Staff workers repair museum collections at a hospital for conservation in the Palace Museum in Beijing, capital of China, June 9, 2018. /Xinhua

"We hope more people can learn the importance of cultural conservation by opening the hospital to the public," said Shan Jixiang, curator of the Palace Museum.

Established in December 2016, the hospital for conservation is located in the west of the Palace Museum. The facility covers 13,000 square meters and has the nation's most-advanced restoration studios.

The Palace Museum was home to the royal court between 1420 and 1912. Today, it houses more than 1.8 million sets of cultural relics.


 
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