Domestic museums are closed on Monday, and the Palace Museum has been closed on Monday for the whole year since June this year (except for national holidays). Therefore, friends who want to visit the Palace Museum in the near future should avoid Monday and properly arrange their itinerary.
What's the matter with the closing of the Forbidden City on Mondays all year round?
In order to strengthen the protection of the cultural heritage of the Forbidden City, and strive for more time for the repair of ancient buildings, the restoration of cultural relics and the promotion of exhibition and display, the palace museum decided to close the whole year on Monday from June 2018 (excluding the national legal holidays).
Reasons for the closing of the Forbidden City on Monday
The policy of "closing on Monday" in the Imperial Palace will be upgraded. From June this year, the policy of closing on Monday will also be implemented in summer vacation. This means that the Palace Museum is closed all year round on Monday, except for legal holidays.
On the morning of May 24, the reporter learned from the palace museum that in order to strengthen the protection of the cultural heritage of the Palace Museum, ensure the promotion of the "safe Palace" project, and strive for more time for the repair of ancient buildings, the restoration of cultural relics and the promotion of exhibition and display,
The palace museum decided to close the museum on Monday for the whole year from June 2018, except for national legal holidays.
According to reports, the increase in the closing time is a further expansion and extension of the measures taken by the Palace Museum for many years, which will "close" the window opened on Monday of the previous summer vacation. The palace museum decided that from this year,
During the summer vacation from July to September, the museum was closed on Monday to provide respite for the continuous operation of ancient architectural space, exhibition and service facilities, and to strive for more time and space for the smooth implementation of the "safe Forbidden City" project. So far, the Forbidden City has closed all year round on Monday, except for legal holidays.
According to the official in charge of the Palace Museum, this year is the key year for the second half of the project, and various works have entered the stage of practical implementation and overcoming difficulties. At the same time, the promotion of exhibition is also the focus of the work in the past two years. Various fixed exhibitions and special exhibition halls in the hospital are being adjusted and improved, hoping to bring new experience and experience to the audience.
At the same time of closing the museum, all works in the hospital are carried out as usual, especially many works that are not suitable for promotion during the opening hours, such as the inspection and maintenance of ancient buildings and cultural relics, the maintenance of exhibition equipment, the inspection, maintenance and construction of infrastructure, the maintenance of trees, green vegetation and display flowers and trees in the open area, the maintenance and improvement of the courtyard environment, the systematic training of staff, etc Add systematically. At the same time, we will promote the "Forbidden City of peace" project,
To ensure the safety of ancient buildings and cultural relics, and to provide a safer and more comfortable environment for visitors. The ultimate goal of the "safe Forbidden City" project is to basically realize the safe and stable health of the Palace Museum, comprehensively improve the management and service level, and step into the ranks of world-class museums by 2020, when the Forbidden City has been built for 600 years.
Since 2013, based on the great pressure on the ancient buildings and cultural relics of the Palace Museum caused by the growing number of visitors, and in accordance with the practice of closing the museum on Monday at home and abroad, the palace museum began to try to close the museum half a day a week,
On the basis of accumulated relevant experience, the museum was officially closed on Monday (except national legal holidays and summer holidays) since 2014 to better protect the world cultural heritage of the Forbidden City and promote the steady development of various undertakings.
In the past four years, the closing measures have been understood and supported by the public, making more time and space for the protection of the ancient buildings and cultural relics of the Forbidden City,
Exhibition equipment and open service facilities have also been greatly improved and improved, which proves that the measures of closing the museum are correct.