The imperial apartments of Qianlong at the Acropolis Museum

The imperial apartments of Qianlong at the Acropolis Museum

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A periodic exhibition titled "From the Forbidden City: Imperial Apartments of Qianlong" is hosted since September 15, 2018 at the Acropolis Museum.

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Organized by the Acropolis Museum in cooperation with the Palace Museum in Beijing as part of the “Greece-China Year of Cultural Exchanges and Cooperation of Creative Industries 2017”, the exhibition displays a series of remarkable artifacts that once belonged to Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799).

Qianlong (Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911) is the emperor known for having reformed China, doubled its size and population, tended to the well-being of its citizens and nurtured the arts and letters with passion. He remained on the throne for sixty years (1735-1796), leaving his personal mark on the art of China.

The exhibition, whose design is inspired directly by the buildings, colors and forms of the Palaces of the Forbidden City, boasts 154 exquisite works of art, ceremonial robes, furniture and functional objects from the Emperor's private apartments in the Palace of Many Splendors (Chonghua Gong), and aims to draw the western world closer to a deeper appreciation of Chinese culture, revealing its distinctive qualities during the glorious period of Emperor Qianlong's reign.

Duration of the exhibition: Until February 14, 2019.


Useful information

On Friday 5 September 2018, the Acropolis Museum will start gallery talks about this exhibition.

English: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 11 a.m.
Greek: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 1 p.m.

Duration: 60 minutes

Participation: For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. Limited number of visitors per session. First-in first-served.

The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the admission fee to the temporary exhibition is required (3 euros).