We invite you to join us on a tour of the Qing imperial wardrobe! This richly illustrated look at the magnificent attire of China's last imperial dynasty reveals the Palace Museum's impressive collection of imperial dress, accessories, and court paintings, as well as related records from dynastic archives. From imperially commissioned silk textile production and tailoring to exhaustive stipulations for ritual use and the deep symbolism of design, this interactive journey will lead you through the wardrobe of the Manchu emperors as you experience the embodiment of absolute authority, solemnity, and elegance of a bygone age!
1. Interactive 3D models of imperial garments and accessories
2. Collages of court paintings displaying the function and ritual of various garments
3. Illustrated descriptions of traditional craftsmanship, textile, and design
4. Exquisite works of art from the Palace Museum
5. Comprehensive information from court archives
About the Palace Museum
The Palace Museum was established in 1925 in the imperial palace of the consecutive Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The magnificent architectural complex, also known as the Forbidden City, and the vast holdings of the imperial collection, including over 1.8 million works of art, constitute one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world.