An exhibition entitled “Treasures from the Palace Museum: The Flourishing of China in the 18th Century” opened today at the Moscow Kremlin Museums. The exhibition was organized with the support of Gazprom.
The opening ceremony was attended by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation, Li Hui, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Russian Federation, Elena Gagarina, Director General of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, and Ji Tianbin, Deputy Director of the Beijing Palace Museum (Gugong).
The exhibition features over 100 pieces from the collection of the Beijing Palace Museum (Gugong) representing the rituals and routines of the Chinese imperial court. The exhibits include symbols of imperial power, ceremonial trappings, and luxurious items that were part of everyday life in the palace.
“The exhibition we are opening today is our contribution to Russian-Chinese friendship. The project will help us learn even more about China’s remarkably rich history and culture.
2019 is a landmark year for our countries. On December 1, a historic event will take place: Gazprom will launch pipeline gas supplies to China. This will usher in a new era of our energy cooperation,” said Alexey Miller.
The “Treasures from the Palace Museum: The Flourishing of China in the 18th Century” exhibition will be on display through May 30, 2019.