Currently running an exhibition is the Co-hosted by the Palace Museum and China Post Group Co., Ltd., and undertaken by China Philatelic Co., Ltd. and Beijing Youlaiyou Network Technology Co., Ltd., the “National Business Card Forbidden Treasure-Forbidden City Stamp Exhibition” will be held in the Forbidden City from May 18th. The Zhai Palace exhibition hall of the museum is open to the public. This exhibition is an important measure to implement General Secretary Xi Jinping’s “strengthening cultural self-confidence and building a cultural power”
The Newly , New Exhibition of the Forbidden City! The “National Business Card Forbidden Treasure-Special Exhibition of Forbidden City Stamps”, co-sponsored by the Palace Museum and China Post Group Co., Ltd., will open today in Zhai Palace. This special exhibition exhibited a total of 56 sets of 1732 stamps and 54 precious exhibits such as stamp manuscripts. It also exhibited jade, enamel, bronze, porcelain, furniture and other cultural relics of the Palace Museum, realizing the first time for the Palace Museum theme stamps and cultural relics. “Same frame”. Through the small stamps, you can explore the Forbidden City and feel the cultural beauty of Fangcun art. This exhibition implements appointment by appointment, and an appointment is made to receive 3,000 spectators every day, until the quota is full. You can go to the “Forbidden City Museum Online Ticketing Website”) or WeChat public account “Forbidden City Museum Audience Service” real-name appointment.
Co-hosted by the Palace Museum and China Post Group Co., Ltd., and undertaken by China Philatelic Co., Ltd. and Beijing Youlaiyou Network Technology Co., Ltd., the “National Business Card Forbidden Treasure-Forbidden City Stamp Exhibition” will be held in the Forbidden City from May 18th. The Zhai Palace exhibition hall of the museum is open to the public. This exhibition is an important measure to implement General Secretary Xi Jinping’s “strengthening cultural self-confidence and building a cultural power”. Through the combination of the Forbidden City-themed stamps issued by the People’s Republic of China and the corresponding Forbidden City cultural relics, it reflects the party leadership’s achievements in cultural heritage protection and cultural propaganda. , A gift for the centuries of founding the party. This is the first time that the Palace Museum has jointly organized a cultural theme exhibition with China Post.
On May 17, the opening ceremony of the exhibition was held in Zhai Palace. Huang Mengfu, Vice Chairman of the Tenth and Eleventh CPPCC National Committee, Lou Wei, Executive Vice President of the Palace Museum, Kang Ning, Deputy General Manager of China Post Group Co., Ltd., relevant leaders of China Post and the Palace Museum, as well as many artists, cultural scholars, and stamp designers of the Palace Museum Guests from all walks of life including philatelists and philatelists attended the opening ceremony.
The Forbidden City theme loved by stamp designers
Although the stamp is only a square inch in size, it can reflect the characteristics of a country’s history, technology, economy, culture, customs, and natural features. It is a “national business card” that represents the image of the country. The Palace Museum, which has gone through nearly a hundred springs and autumns, is based on the Forbidden City, the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It not only has the largest wooden palace complex in the world, but also has a collection of more than 1.86 million pieces representing the diligence and wisdom of the Chinese nation. Of exquisite artifacts. Therefore, the ancient buildings and cultural relics of the Forbidden City, which reflect the glorious achievements of Chinese civilization, appear on stamps time and time again, playing a role in spreading the excellent traditional Chinese culture.
The stamp has a deep connection with the Forbidden City. In 1953, the turret of the Forbidden City, which embodies the superb skills and outstanding talents of ancient Chinese craftsmen, appeared on a stamp for the first time. In 1982, the fan paintings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties became the cultural relics of the Forbidden City to appear on stamps for the first time. Since then, more and more ancient buildings and collections of the Forbidden City have become the favorite design themes of stamp designers. In 1998, the Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Palace Museum and the Louvre Museum in France boarded the special stamps jointly issued by China and France, opening a new chapter in the exhibition and spread of Chinese culture in the Palace Museum on the international stage. In 2003, the Forbidden City Post Office officially opened in the Forbidden City. The Palace Museum and China Post have maintained a long-term friendly and cooperative relationship, and jointly contribute to the promotion of the country’s image.
The Forbidden City-themed stamps are framed with cultural relics for the first time
The biggest highlight of this exhibition is “Stamps and cultural relics are in the same frame, history and times reflect each other.” For the first time, the Forbidden City-themed stamps issued by the People’s Republic of China and the corresponding Forbidden City cultural relics are presented together. It can strengthen the interaction, see the micro-knowledge and let the visitors experience the feeling of “cultural relics come alive, stamps come alive” to promote Chinese culture and strengthen cultural confidence.
At the exhibition site, a total of 56 sets of 1732 stamps (including 52 sets of 1590 pieces of the Forbidden City theme stamps), 54 pieces of precious exhibits such as stamp manuscripts, and 13 first day covers are jointly issued; 25 pieces of Forbidden City cultural relics on display in conjunction with the stamps, including paintings, calligraphy and jade , Enamelware, bronze ware, porcelain, furniture and other categories are displayed in comparison with stamps of the same theme, and complement each other. The content of the exhibition is divided into four units: “The Country is Beautiful”, “Beautiful”, “Great Existence”, and “Ten Thousand Miles of Mail”. The first unit “Jiangshan Du Jiao” selects the symbolic and magnificent mountains and rivers themed stamps “Yangtze River”, “Great Wall”, “Huangshan” and “Yellow River” to show the great rivers and mountains of the motherland, corresponding to the cultural relics of the Palace Museum “Four Scenic Landscapes” and “Five Mountains” The images of “A Thousand Miles of Rivers and Mountains” show the vitality and continuity of the motherland; the second unit “Beautiful” shows the main buildings of the Forbidden City, supplemented by stamp design manuscripts, sculptures, and images of ancient buildings to reproduce the architectural charm of the Forbidden City; The third unit “Great Existing Collection”, through the comparison of cultural relics and stamps, especially the newly issued “Five Bulls” stamps, embodies the entire process from cultural relics to stamp design, engraving, and printing, and shows the technological level of stamp printing. . The fourth unit “Postal Transmission” takes the theme of the Forbidden City in the stamps jointly issued by China and foreign countries as the main line, showing the cultural dissemination role of the Forbidden City cultural relics and Chinese stamps in party-state diplomacy, cultural exchanges and other activities, reflecting the integration of Chinese civilization The store will last forever.
The exhibition also developed related philatelic products and cultural and creative products. There will be no sales at the exhibition site. Interested members of the public can purchase your favourite products by paying attention to the China Philatelic Subscription Number, China Philatelic Corporation Jingdong Flagship Store and the “Forbidden City Theme Post Office” online mall to learn more about the exhibition and special cultural and creative products .
Exhibition reservation visit reminder
1. “The Palace Museum Online Ticketing Website” and the Wechat public account “The Palace Museum Audience Service” are the only official ways to reserve tickets for the Palace Museum. Real-name reservations are implemented. My valid ID is the only admission certificate, and you must enter the hospital with a valid certificate.
2. “National Business Card Forbidden Treasure-Special Exhibition of Forbidden City Theme Stamps”, the exhibition period is from May 18, 2021 to July 18, 2021. Tickets will not be sold separately. According to the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, and in accordance with the principles of appointment, current limitation, and peak shifting, the exhibition will be admitted by appointment, and an appointment will be made to receive 3,000 spectators every day until full.
3. Visitors can use the second-generation ID card or passport information to make an appointment to visit the exhibition in the “Forbidden City Museum Online Ticketing Website” or the WeChat service account “Forbidden City Museum Audience Service”. You can also scan the QR code at the entrance of the exhibition hall to make an on-site appointment. When checking at the entrance of the exhibition hall, you must hold an ID certificate that matches the ID number reserved at the time of booking.
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