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The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM)

The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM).

The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) announced that the auditorium in the museum will be named "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Auditorium" in recognition of the HK$3.5 billion donation made by The Hong Kong Jockey Club through its Charities Trust towards the establishment of the museum.

The naming ceremony was held at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Auditorium and was officiated by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Henry Tang Ying-yen, Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), Philip N L Chen, Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Jack Chan Jick-chi, Acting Secretary for Home Affairs, HKSAR Government, Bernard Charnwut Chan, Chairman of the Board of the HKPM, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Betty Fung, Chief Executive Officer of the WKCDA.

Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust's (the Trust) donation of HK$3.5 billion, the HKPM is a collaboration between the WKCDA and the Palace Museum. Construction of the museum commenced in March 2019 and was completed in December 2021. The HKPM announced today that the museum was completed on schedule and within budget, targeting to open to the public in July 2022.

Part of the Trust’s donation will support some of the major exhibitions and educational projects of HKPM in the coming nine years to help realise the museum’s vision to promote Chinese arts and culture locally and globally, while developing Hong Kong into an East-meets-West Centre for International Cultural Exchange, as outlined in the National 14th Five-Year Plan.

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