2021-01-28

Hong Kong Palace Museum can be completed in November, Palace Museum artifacts expected to arrive in Hong Kong next year

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China News Service, Hong Kong, January 28 (Reporter Han Xingtong) The Board of Directors of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (Administration Authority) of Hong Kong held its 95th meeting on the 28th. Acting Chief Executive Officer Feng Cheng Shuyi said that the Hong Kong Palace Museum can be completed in November 2021 as originally planned, and the cultural relics of the Palace Museum will arrive in Hong Kong in the first half of 2022.

Hong Kong Palace Museum can be completed in November, Palace Museum artifacts expected to arrive in Hong Kong next year

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p > Feng Cheng Shuyi said that the construction of the Hong Kong Palace Museum Building is progressing smoothly. Currently, the building’s aluminum facing curtain wall is being laid and the internal mechanical and electrical equipment is being assembled. Testing of various mechanical and electrical systems has been scheduled for February 2021 and is expected to be available this year. In the second quarter, it applied to the Buildings Department and the Fire Services Department to start the relevant legal procedures.

She said that in terms of exhibition planning, the museum has started the design of nine opening exhibitions, and is about to invite tenders for exhibition production and multimedia exhibit design. After the completion of the exhibition hall decoration project, the cultural relics of the Palace Museum will be shipped to Hong Kong in the first half of 2022.

As for the development of the M+ building, Feng Cheng Shuyi revealed that the M+ building and the adjacent restoration and storage center have been issued an occupation permit (ie occupation permit) by the Buildings Department on December 24, 2020. The M+ team has also moved into the building in January 2021, and has begun the work of organizing collections and exhibition arrangements to prepare for the opening of the museum at the end of 2021.

She continued that after the M+ building obtained the occupation permit, it was the first to open the M+ basement parking lot that provided about 150 parking spaces. The car park was opened for public use on December 30, 2020, increasing the number of public parking spaces provided by the West Kowloon Cultural District during weekends and public holidays to approximately 480.

In addition, due to the ongoing epidemic, performances and programs at Xiqu Center and Freespace will be rescheduled or cancelled until February 4, 2021. Some programs will be changed to online format. West Kowloon Cultural District will meet Continue to review program and event arrangements in response to the epidemic. (End)