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Interior of East Warmth Chamber of the Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors.

HONG KONG - Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin Dian) was the living place of the Qing emperors and the political centre of the Qing dynasty. It is one of the mostly visited places in The Palace Museum, and it houses the most well-known and invaluable artefacts relating to the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong, etc.

As the Hall is closed for large-scale renovation, artefacts previously housed in the Hall will be selected for touring exhibition. The exhibition features over 200 representative exhibits of the Hall to show its political, historical and cultural importance in the history of the Qing dynasty.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1/F Thematic Exhibition Hall - 29 June 2017 - 15 October 2017

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Pair of zitan hanging panels with gilded cranes and rabbits in bamboo grove, Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911), Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors. © The Palace Museum

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Leng Mei (ca. 1662 - 1742), Imperial Summer Resort, Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors.

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Emperor Qianlong (1711 - 1799), Plaque with calligraphic inscription “Room of Three Rarities”, Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors.

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Jade seal with the characters for “valued collection of the Sovereign Emeritus”, Qianlong period, Qing dynasty (1736 – 1795), Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors.

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Gourd-shaped wall vase with famille-rose flowers and poem in reserved panels with gilded floral scroll pattern on blue ground, Qianlong period (1736 – 1795), Qing dynasty, Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors.

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Gold Chalice of Eternal Stability inlaid with gemstones, Qianlong period (1736 – 1795), Qing dynasty, Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors. © The Palace Museum

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Cloisonné hotpot with floral pattern, Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911), Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors. © The Palace Museum