A large number of treasures from Beijing's Forbidden City are set to be displayed in Canada for the very first time. The Royal Ontario Museum will soon unveil an exhibition titled "The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors."
Presented in collaboration with Beijing’s Palace Museum, the show brings approximately 250 treasures that were part of Chinese imperial life for five centuries. Long kept in a city strictly off-limits to all but the emperor, his family and his personal servants, these objects are the relics of a momentous chapter in China’s fascinating history.
More than 80 of the exhibition’s objects, including textiles, calligraphy, paintings and armor, have never before travelled outside the Forbidden City. The exhibition is part of the Royal Ontario Museum’s year-long Centennial celebrations, and runs from March 8th until September 1st.