These donations also helped to build a closer relationship

between the Palace Museum and Hong Kong.

In 2017, a project was launched in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, to build a new museum for displaying collections from the Palace Museum.

According to Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administ

rative Region, the project is developing smoothly. She said at Saturday’s donation ceremony in Bei

jing that the foundation of the new museum has been completed, and the upper construction is to begin soon.

Lam revealed that part of the donation from the Ng Teng Fong Chari

table Foundation will be used to train Hong Kong expertise on the restoration of cultural

relics, exhibition management and preservation of ancient architecture in the Palace Museum.

She added that the new contribution will also enable Hong Kong students to participate in renovating Yanxi Gong as summer interns.

“It will pass on traditional craftsmanship to the young generation,” Lam said.