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Grand Opening of Hengqin Red Sandalwood Museum on 18th Dec., with the First Exhibition Held Jointly with the Palace Museum - a Tribute to the 20th Anniversary of Macao’s Return to Motherland

Pubdate:2019-12-19

   The grand opening of China Red Sandalwood Museum- Hengqin Branch Museum as well as the kick-off of the exhibition with the theme”the Glory of the Palace Museum - the Exhibition of Royal Furniture from the Palace Museum” were held at China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch Museum in Hengqin New Area, Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Macao’s return to motherland.

 

 

   Mr Wang Zhongyu, the former vice chairman of CPPCC, Mr Shan Jixiang,the former director of the Palace Museum and the director of the Palace Museum College, Mr Du Haijiang, Secretary of the Party Committee and deputy director of the Palace Museum, Mr Guo Yonghang, the secretary of municipal Party Committee of Zhuhai city, Madam Chan Laiwa, the curator of China Red Sandalwood Museum and Mr Chiu Yung, the president of Fuwah International Group participated in the celebration activity. Representatives from the Palace Museum and relevant departments of Macao Special Administrative Region, Hengqin New Area and Zhuhai City as well as honored guests from all sectors of the society and media witnessed the opening ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Mr Chi Chungsui, the director of Red Sandalwood Culture Foundation.  

 

 

   The unveiling ceremony for China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch Museum was jointly conducted by Mr Shan Jixiang, ,the former director of the Palace Museum and the director of the Palace Museum College, Mr Du Haijiang, Secretary of the Party Committee and deputy director of the Palace Museum, Mr Guo Yonghang, the secretary of municipal Party committee of Zhuhai city and director of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress of Zhuhai city, Mr He Ningka, the former director of the Development and Reform Commission of Guangdong province, Mr Lao Baisheng, the director of Education and Youth Bureau of Macao Special Administrative District, Mr Chen Fengxue, the former deputy director of State Forestry and grassland administration and president of China Wildlife Protection Association, Mr Zhao Jianguo,the deputy secretary of the municipal Party Committee of Zhuhai city, Mr Wu Shi the secretary general of the Standing Committee of the municipal Party Committee of Zhuhai city, Mr Niu Jing, the secretary of the Party Committee of Zhuhai Hengqin New Area, Madam Chan Laiwa, the chairman of Fuwah International Group and the curator of China Red Sandalwood Museum and Mr Chiu Yung, the president of Fuwah International Group and they announced the official opening of China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch Museum.

 

  

   Hengqin Branch Museum is the first branch museum established outside the capital city by the China Red Sandalwood Museum, the establishment of Hengqin branch museum is to answer the call of the government on Culture Goes First initiative of the One Belt, One Road Strategy, reinforce culture confidence and build a humanistic Greater Bay Area as stipulated by the Development Planning Outline for Guangdong, Hongkong, Macao Greater Bay Area. Hengqin Branch Museum, carry forward the spirit of inherit and protection of red sandalwood culture, play a cohesion and leading role as art and spread the excellent traditional Chinese culture in Hengqin, Macao and even the Greater Bay Area.   

 

 

   In the year of the 20th anniversary of the China Red Sandalwood Museum in Beijing, we are very glad to welcome the opening of the first branch museum of China Red Sandalwood Museum and now I have many sorts of emotions in my heart, said Madam Chan Laiwah, the curator of China Red Sandalwood Museum. Since the very beginning, China Red Sandalwood Museum take the responsibility of protecting historical relics and carrying forward traditional Chinese culture, inheriting red sandalwood engraving technique aiming to represent the magnificence of the traditional Chinese red sandalwood culture. The opening of Hengqin branch museum is not only the evidence of our 20 years’ of efforts and endeavors but also the sound proof of the growing vitality of the excellent traditional Chinese culture.    

 

 

   Mr Shan Jixiang, the director of the Palace Museum College, firstly expressed his congratulates to the opening of China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch Museum in his speech. He said Madam Chan Laiwah has been relentlessly devoted herself to the inheritage and protection of red sandalwood culture for many years and Hengqin Branch Museum is an further extension and development of her red sandalwood cause. He hoped that Hengqin Branch Museum can be the front line for the public culture service in Hengqin New Area and play an important role in culture study, education, spread and enriching the spiritual and cultural life for the people in Guangdong, Hongkong and Macao area.

 

 

   The ceremony of the exhibition with the theme ”the Glory of the Palace Museum - the Exhibition of Royal Furniture from the Palace Museum” came after the opening ceremony of Hengqin Branch Museum. Mr Du Haijiang, the Secretary of the Party Committee and deputy director of the Palace Museum expressed that the exhibition of the royal furniture from the Palace Museum in Hengqin branch museum at the 20th anniversary of Macao’s return to motherland will promote the culture construction in Guangdong Hongkong and Macao Greater Bay Area and proactively strengthen the cultural exchange among people from different ethnics.

 

 

   The secretary of the Party Committee of Zhuhai Hengqin New Area, Mr Niu Jing mentioned that since the signing of the collaborative agreement by the Palace museum, the Administration Committee of Hengqin New Area and the China Red Sandalwood Museum in 2017, the first collaborative exhibition with the Palace Museum is successfully presented with the joint efforts and supports from the three parties. As a typical and representative tourism landmark and culture card in Hengqin, the China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch Museum will play an essential role in promoting the optimization of the humanistic environment of Hengqin New Area and helping to improve the tourism quality in Hengqin New Area.

 

 

   Mr Chiu Yung, the president of Fu Wah International Group, expressed his gratitude to the Palace Museum and the Administration Committee of Zhuhai Hengqin New Area for their strong support on realizing the exhibition. He said, the Palace Museum and China Red Sandalwood Museum has established cooperation on the study and protection of red sandalwood culture in the past 30 years and profound friendship has formed between the two parties. The successful exhibition of the royal furniture from the Palace Museum this time fully embodies the response to the government policy and call, the enhanced cooperation d on the advantage of each party and contribution to the society on the development and flourishing of Chinese culture.   

 

 

   The China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch Museum will stick to its original intention of inheriting and spreading excellent traditional Chinese culture, provide even richer and more fantastic public culture services to the people in the Greater Bay Area, nourish the spiritual mind of the people in this area with its rich historical, cultural and artistic deposits and promote the flourishing of the cultural and tourism industry in Guangdong Hongkong and Macao Greater Bay Area.Hengqin Branch Museum can be the front line for the public culture service in Hengqin New Area and play an important role in culture study, education, spread and enriching the spiritual and cultural life for the people in Guangdong, Hongkong and Macao area.

 

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