Summer Palace expands antique collection

09:45, January 14, 2010      

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The new acquisition includes nearly 3,000 items. Most are images of the Summer Palace, captured a century ago when the Qing imperial regime gave way to the republican government.

In the western suburbs of Beijing, the Summer Palace is adding impressive pieces to its collection of cultural relics. The new acquisitions are a reflection of the imperial garden's recent history.

The new acquisition includes nearly 3-thousand items. Most are images of the Summer Palace, captured a century ago when the Qing imperial regime gave way to the republican government. They range from photographs, to post cards, and posters.

The Summer Palace was the last imperial garden built in China, and is now one of Beijing's most popular tourist spots. Construction began in the late 19th century, when the Qing rule was falling apart.



Due to the years of disorder and confusion following its completion, the garden has little historical record. Photographs in the newly-acquired collection are expected to provide valuable clues to its past.

All of the antiques were acquired from private collectors around China over recent years. Garden management is currently sorting through the wealth of materials, and placing them in categories. A considerable proportion will be accessible to the public.


The new acquisition includes nearly 3,000 items. Most are images of the Summer Palace, captured a century ago when the Qing imperial regime gave way to the republican government.


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Source: CCTV. com
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