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Palace Museum begins building branch in NW Beijing

10/11/2018| 2:44:54 PM| 中文

Plans call for it to fully open in June 2022, but the conservation center may be ready for visits by the public in 2020, when 600th birthday of the Forbidden City falls.

After years of preparation, construction of a branch of the Palace Museum formally kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing's northwestern outskirts.

The branch, covering 62 hectares in the north of Haidian district, will serve as satellite institution of the complex that was China's imperial palace from 1420 to 1911, also known as the Forbidden City.

Plans call for it to fully open in June 2022, but the conservation center may be ready for visits by the public in 2020, when 600th birthday of the Forbidden City falls, Shan said.

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