The museum has around 1.8 million artefacts, but only two per cent are on public display at any time. Photo: Alamy

Beijing’s Palace Museum plans vast underground vault to hold treasures from Forbidden City

Temperature-controlled facility should ensure better protection for over a million artefacts and free up more space for exhibitions above ground

Topic |   Chinese artifacts

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The museum has around 1.8 million artefacts, but only two per cent are on public display at any time. Photo: Alamy
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Mandy Zuo

Mandy Zuo

Mandy Zuo joined the Post in 2010 and reports on China. She has covered a wide range of subjects including policy, rural issues, culture and society. She worked in Beijing before relocating to Shanghai in 2014.