The exhibition introduces the layout, as well as the origin, planning and architectural features of the Forbidden City, with focus on the most transcendent building in the palace - Hall of Supreme Harmony. By examining the carpentry, tiling, coating and polychrome painting amongst the eight glorious craftsmanship techniques, the exhibition presents the profound historical culture and architectural wisdom of the Forbidden City. The style and characteristics of Chinese buildings in Hong Kong will also be introduced to facilitate visitors' understanding on the importance of conserving historic buildings.
Traversing the Forbidden City – Architecture and Craftsmanship
2019.01.11 - 2019.04.07
Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
Thematic Exhibition Gallery