China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch
The China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch, the first branch of the museum outside Beijing, opened on Dec 18, 2019 in Hengqin New Area.
The branch building is in the architectural styles of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties and houses more than 400 exhibits in floor area of 12,000 sq m (3 acres).
The first floor is home to a permanent Exhibition Hall of Red Sandalwood Artwork produced by the China Red Sandalwood Museum. The third floor will stage cooperative exhibitions with domestic and foreign cultural institutions.
[Photo courtesy China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch]
Allure of Forbidden City – Palace Museum Imperial Furniture, the current exhibition through June 18, 2020, is mounted in collaboration with the Palace Museum. It is the first time all 96 sets of imperial furniture exhibited have been away from Beijing and some are making their public debut.
The China Red Sandalwood Museum protects historic heritages and promotes traditional Chinese culture. The Hengqin branch is to become a tourism landmark and cultural calling card that contributes to the development of Zhuhai-Macao cultural-tourism industries, cultural exchanges between Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao, and the going out of Chinese culture, said Chan Laiwa, curator of the museum.
Many of the same type of red sandalwood artworks are housed by the Palace Museum, US Smithsonian Institution, Germany's Dresden State Art Collections, Kyushu National Museum in Japan, and France's Chambord Castle.
[Photo courtesy Zhuhai Daily]
Address: No 99 Renshan Road, Hengqin New Area, Zhuhai
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Fifty yuan ($ 7) for the permanent exhibition, and 120 yuan ($ 17) for the current Palace Museum Imperial Furniture Exhibition
Bus Z53 to Central Hengqin Avenue (横琴大道中)
Or use GPS Navigation to North Gate of China Red Sandalwood Museum Hengqin Branch中国紫檀博物馆横琴分馆北门