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A horizontal inscribed board "Preserving Grace and Elegance" hangs under the eave, flanked by two vertical boards inscribed with a couplet. All the inscriptions were rendered by the Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795). Only short, concise theatrical pieces were staged here for the enjoyment of the emperor when he was at the dinner table.
This exhibition shows more than 200 precious cultural artifacts, presenting a vivid picture of Afghanistan between the 3rd century BCE and the 1st century CE.
Gupta Sculptures and Their Chinese Counterparts during 400-700 CE
A small garden for Ming and Qing empresses dowager
A secret paradise of the Qianlong emperor (r. 1736-1795)
The Palace Museum presents a unique space for exploration and interaction in this latest iPhone App called The Palace Museum Community (Chinese name: Gugong she
An online anthology of the Palace Museum's past and current exhibitions (since 2005), this Application encompasses rich media presentation of those exhibitions
The Palace Museum houses over 180,000 pieces in the textile collection. These exquisite holdings include a wide variety of garments, accessories, uncut fabric,