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'Life of Chinese Emperors' on show in Finland

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-04-23 13:59

An exhibition named "The Forbidden City -- Life in the Court of Chinese Emperors" is open to public on Friday in Tampere, southwestern Finland.

This is the first time that the Chinese historical relics preserved in the Beijing Palace Museum are exhibited in the Nordic region.

The Chinese red is the predominant color in the exhibition venues, which are decorated with Chinese elements such as lanterns, pattern dragons, wood carvings, and columns. The exquisite illustrations, photos and cultural relics bring a shocking visual experience to the audience.

The relics on show include Emperor Qianlong's throne and robe, Emperor Kangxi's helmet and cotton amour, as well as some other antiques and art crafts, such as incense burner tables, screens and Four Treasures of the Study .

Marjo-Riitta Saloniemi, exhibition manager of the Museum Center Vapriikki in Tampere, told Xinhua that it is the first time that the Chinese historical relics of the Beijing Palace Museum are exhibited in Finland, and also the first time in the Nordic region.

In addition to Finnish local residents, visitors from Sweden, Estonia and other neighboring countries are also expected to come to visit the exhibition.

Vice president of the Beijing Palace Museum Song Jirong, said even though the exhibition is not as large as the previous ones held in major European countries, the over 100 pieces and sets of artworks are exquisite objects selected from the previous exhibitions, with some being displayed abroad for the first time.

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