The Palace Museum is located in the heart of Beijing. Visitors will be excited to find a wide variety of historic sites, scenic parks, shopping malls, museums, and theatres in her vicinity. Conveniently located bus stops and subway stations provide easy access to transportation.
The center of imperial governance and family life, the Forbidden City consists of various structures that were designed for specific functions. Each structure was built in accordance with the traditional Chinese architectural hierarchy and designed to reflect imperial power and authority.
The exhibition of sheep-shaped cultural relics will be held from July 18th to Dec 18th 2003 in Yong Shou Gong on the western road of the Palace Museum. The subject of the exhibition is 'lucky sheep and best wishes'. There are more than 130 series of cultural relics selected from the Palace Museum collections on this exhibition. They are showed individually according to their materials, such as jade, carved stone, ceramic, bronze, glass, enamel and bamboo, wood and ivory carvings. At the same time, there will be some sheep-shaped clocks made overseas on the exhibition. The visitors will have a general knowledge about the sheep-shaped articles and patterns for thousands of years. The exhibitions are various and the form is special. In addition, most cultural relics are showed for the first time.