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Kangxi and Qianlong Emperor court dresses paintings

More please visit"National Museum of China"The official web site
Location: Beijing_China
Letter: K
Collection: Art

For Kangxi and Qianlong Emperor court dresses paintings, Relicase specially designed two display panels, exhibited for the first time, a period of three months. After three and a half months of hard work, the two display panels measuring 3W x 5H x 0.7D m were installed in the Hall of Ancient China.

Two paintings of the court dresses of Kangxi Emperor and Qianlong Emperor were painted by Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766), with an overall dimension of 3m (Length) x 5m (Height) x 0.7 (Thickness), were exhibited in the Ancient China hall, National Museum of China. In order to present the paintings in the closest proximity to viewers, a single piece of glass weighing 612.7Kg was used, which posed a great challenge in the design of the overall structure of the panels. The main frame of the panel is made of 27mm-thick steel plate to support the 612.7kg load and protect the displayer from distortion after long-term use. The electric opening system ensures added safety. The electric lifting system makes it convenient to reposition the painting at the ground level. The TCFA system centrally controls all functions. The magnetic display system of the rear dress panel within the displayer helps with the flattening of the exhibit. This system reduces the possible strain and damage caused by gravity to fibrous materials which are hung and displayed vertically.

For the lighting design, after over 20 tests, a final decision was made to utilise two rows of LED spotlights at the top, illuminating from four different angles, which helps achieve even lighting across large-scale paintings and incorporating background lighting with accent lighting. A set of concealed LED auxiliary lighting sources installed at the bottom of the display panel for special circumstances, is controlled by the TCFA system.

Kangxi and Qianlong Emperor court dresses paintings