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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: “Longevity and Virtues – Birthday Celebrations of the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowagers” Exhibition
New approach to experiencing Qing dynasty birthday celebrations

Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of History and The Palace Museum, the “Longevity and Virtues: Birthday Celebrations of the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowagers” is one of the featured exhibitions of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series 2017/2018. The exhibition introduces the Emperor’s Birthday, which along with the New Year Day and Winter Solstice constituted the three most important festivals of the time, and reveals the ritual system related to the birthday celebrations of the Qing emperors and empress dowagers and the rich culture of ancient Chinese birthday traditions . A number of large-scale multimedia programmes will also be shown in the exhibition to reproduce the jubilant scenes and take visitors back in time to experience these ancient events in new and interesting ways. Mark the date!

  • 2 July - 9 October 2017
  • Venue: Hong Kong Museum of History

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Large Blue and White Vase with Ten Thousand Longevity Characters, Kangxi reign (1662-1772)
Dark Green Jade Seal with Entwined Dragon Knob and Mark Commemorating Age Seventy, Qianlong reign (1736-1795)
Copper-Lined Carved Polychrome Lacquer Lidded Bowl with Lotus Scrolls and “External Spring and Longevity” Inscription, Qianlong reign (1736-1795)
Painted Panel Depicting Emperor Qianlong Celebrating the Eightieth Birthday of Empress Dowager Chongqing, Qianlong reign (1736-1795)
Dharani Sutra Copied by Prince Hongli, Yongzheng reign (1723-1735)
Lined Dark Blue Brocade Satin Surcoat, Embroidered with Four Gold Dragon Roundels with Longevity Motifs, Kangxi reign (1662-1722)
Plaque Embroidered with “Boundless Longevity” Written by Emperor Kangxi, Kangxi reign (1662-1722)