The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: YUAN MING YUAN—Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden-Palace

20 Mar – 12 Aug, 2024
Gallery 8, 3/F, Hong Kong Palace Museum, 8 Museum Drive, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

Mon, Wed, Thu and Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Fri, Sat and public holiday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Closed on Tue (except public holiday)


$150 (Adult)
$75 (Concessions*)
Free (children age 6 and under)

*Concessions include children (age 7 to 11), full-time students, seniors (age 60 and above), persons with disabilities (with one companion), and CSSA recipients.
Remarks: Online booking and a valid Special Exhibition ticket required

Exhibition Details

The Hong Kong Jockey Club promotes the development of arts and culture to enrich the lives of Hong Kong people. We are proud to support the establishment of the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM), providing unique opportunities for everyone to appreciate national treasures. The Club also supports a series of creative initiatives by HKPM between 2023 and 2031 to strengthen its efforts in promoting Chinese arts and culture. These initiatives include presenting one major exhibition each year that highlights arts and cultural expressions from China and other parts of the world.

“The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: YUAN MING YUAN — Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden-Palace” is the second major annual exhibition supported by the Club. Jointly organised by the HKPM, the Palace Museum, and the Yuanmingyuan Administration Office of Haidian District of Beijing, it is a special exhibition with two rotations. More than 190 exhibits associated with Yuanming yuan, including paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, architectural models, drawings, and prints, highlight the life and aesthetic tastes of the emperors, festivals, and the relationship between members of the imperial family. Visitors can also understand the Yuanming yuan after its destruction. Almost all of the exhibits are being displayed in Hong Kong for the first time.

In addition, the exhibition employs multimedia technology recreating the garden’s scenery and showcasing its construction process from more than 10 viewpoints. As with other Series’ showcases, the Club also supports a series of learning and outreach programmes, including talks by curators and experts and a screening of the documentary The Lei Family, which features the architectural design and landscaping of the Yuanmingyuan. This further supports the HKPM’s vision to promote the inheritance of Chinese culture and history to the public and visitors while developing Hong Kong into an East-meets-West Centre for International Cultural Exchange, as outlined in the National 14th Five-Year Plan.

The Club commits to building an inclusive, creative and vibrant Hong Kong, where everyone can enjoy the benefits offered by cultural experiences and an improved quality of life through arts.

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