18 Sep 2018

From the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong

The Acropolis Museum inaugurated on 14 September 2018 the exhibition "From the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong". The exhibition presents personal items, works of art and furniture from the enclosed apartments of China Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) in the Forbidden City of Beijing. The objects represent a century of Chinese culture. The Archaeologist's Home, through its collaborator Dr. Vicky Elefanti, has undertaken the translation of the texts of the exhibition.

Qianlong (1711–1799) is one of the most renowned emperors in Chinese history. He is the Emperor who reformed China, doubled its size and population, and nurtured the arts and letters with passion. He remained on the throne for sixty years (1736-1795) leaving his personal mark on the art of China. This Acropolis Museum exhibition boasted 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) where, as he himself wrote, he spent his youth and drew inspiration for his subsequent plans for the successful management of his vast country.

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