The 'Voyages of Discovery' collection includes 12 exquisite Chinese Imperial masterworks spanning the northern Song dynasty (960-1127) through the Ming dynasty to the Guangxu period of the Qing dynasty (up to 1908).Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am
The man accused of stealing nine valuable artefacts from the Beijing Palace Museum in May denied in court yesterday that it was premeditated theft.
Shi Baikui from Shandong told Beijing No2 Intermediate People's Court he had sought shelter in the museum because it was raining and then committed the crime, the Procuratorial Daily's website reported.18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
The director of the beleaguered Palace Museum in Beijing's Forbidden City has finally apologised for multiple incidents of mismanagement, some involving damage to priceless antiques.
Zheng Xinmiao admitted the problems posed an unprecedented crisis of credibility for the museum, which enjoys the highest honour as a guardian of China's ancient culture.21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Nothing is more precious to a nation than its culture, language and traditions. That is especially so for China, which, as one of the cradles of civilisation, has much to cherish and protect. It is understandable, then, that a series of scandals at the Palace Museum have caused a storm of public anger.20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
The credibility of the Forbidden City is being further battered amid accusations that it paid hush money to cover up the embezzlement of ticket revenue in 2009, though administrators at the historic Beijing site deny the claim.11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
What's more important to a nation than its culture? That question is being asked on the mainland after a short, slightly built man on a tour of the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City evaded security and stole nine precious items from a collection on loan from Hong Kong's private Liangyi Museum.18 May 2011 - 12:00am
An unspecified number of artefacts owned by a private Hong Kong collection were stolen during an exhibition in the Forbidden City.
In its official microblog, the Palace Museum of the Forbidden City confirmed that the missing artefacts were part of the collection of Hong Kong's Liangyi Museum, a private collection, which was co-organising the exhibition.11 May 2011 - 12:00am
Exhibition of ceramics, jade carvings, paintings and other works - including a bowl from the Hongwu period (1368-1398) of the Ming dynasty, above - from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty. Today, 10am-8pm, tomorrow, 10am-6pm, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends tomorrow1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci Zuni Icosahedron St Ignatius Chapel, Wah Yan College (Kowloon) Reviewed: Nov 59 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Mathias Woo Yan-wai directs and Tian Haojiang (left) stars in Zuni Icosahedron's digital opera version of Jonathan Spence's tale of the Jesuit missionary who went to Ming dynasty China and his creation of a memory palace transcending time, space and culture. In English with Chinese and English surtitles, Nov 5-6, 8-9, 8pm, St Ignatius Chapel, 56 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon, HK$280-HK$680 Urbtix.31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Government arts and heritage officials have been asked to help find a new home for a 16-metre-long, glazed-tile wall in Wan Chai - modelled on the Nine Dragons Wall near to Beijing's Forbidden City - which is being relocated because of redevelopment.16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
An emperor's home
Unesco lists the Forbidden City in Beijing as the biggest collection of ancient wooden buildings in the world. Today, it is one of the mainland's most popular tourist attractions.
But for centuries, nobody could enter or leave this huge palace without the permission of the emperor.14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
The Chinese invented it
Gunpowder was the first chemical explosive ever invented. The Chinese created it in the 9th century, historians think. They were not even looking for an explosive. 'Scientists' were trying to come up with something that would make people live forever. Instead they invented something that would kill millions of people.2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
Ming and Qing Dynasty paintings, previously part the Qing imperial collections (including Scroll Drying, above), which depict life in prosperous cities. Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-8pm, Sat, closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Nov 2221 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
More than 2,400 lots with an estimated value of HK$950 million will be offered at Sotheby's autumn sales starting tomorrow at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Collections will be publicly displayed until next Wednesday, with auctions running until Thursday.2 Oct 2009 - 12:00am