The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has partnered with the Palace Museum in Beijing to launch a sister museum in Hong Kong.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Hong Kong Palace Museum will be established by the WKCDA to be a new focal point of the Special Administrative Region.

It will display the visual culture of 5,000 years of historical Chinese art with long term artefact loans from the museum’s counterpart in Beijing.

“The Hong Kong Palace Museum is not only in line with the vision of the West Kowloon Cultural District to be the cultural hub of Hong Kong, but is also highly complementary to its core arts and cultural facilities under construction or planning,” said Carrie Lam, director of the Palace Museum.

The new museum is expected to open in 2022.