WANGDA Showcases Won Museum Showcases project for Palace of Great Benevolence
From the worldwide public tendering, against unparalleledly comprehensive strength, WANGDA Showcases successfully won the museum showcases project for Palace of Great Benevolence for Palace Museum, the national-class museum project. Palace of Great Benevolence, one of the 'Six Eastern Palaces'. These palaces were the living quarters for the imperial concubines and their staffs. Most of the palaces have been turned into exhibition halls for the display of Chinese treasures collected by the imperial family. Palace of Great Benevolence (Jingrengong) houses an exhibition of more than five hundred ancient Chinese bronzes.
The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (the years 1420 to 1912), it now houses the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.
Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 hectares (over 180 acres). The palace exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
Since 1925, the Forbidden City has been under the charge of the Palace Museum, whose extensive collection of artwork and artifacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Part of the museum's former collection is now in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Both museums descend from the same institution, but were split after the Chinese Civil War. Since 2012, the Forbidden City has seen an average of 15 million visitors annually, and received more than 16 million visitors in 2016 and 2017.