At 1:30 p.m. on the 9th day, two pieces of Qing Palace Spring Festival
opera folds were found in front of the south wall of Yangxin Palace by
the staff of Beijing Guowen Wan Garden Ancient Construction Co., Ltd. of the Palace Museum Engineering Management Office and Yangxin Palace Renovation Construction Unit.
Since the research protection project of Yangxindian entered the stage of renovation and implementation in September, 2018, the Engineering Management Office
immediately started the work of protection of cultural relics in Yangxindian area, on-site deep investigation and s
caffolding erection for renovation. On the afternoon of Jan. 9, repairing craftsmen found thin rolled paper stacking betw
een the air permeability and the space between the roots of the pillars while cleaning out the air permeability of brick carvings and exploring the decay of the roots of the pillars.
After the staff took out the paper, they found that its texture was soft, its color was yellowish, and its handwriting was basically clear. In its first joint book, the words “Qianlong Bu
ilding Office on November 19, 24″ and “Chonghua Palace Undertaking” were written. The first line o
f the voucher was marked “Dec. 30” and “Rising the Level to Remove the Year, Welcoming the Year
of Happy Birthday, Looking at the State and going to Shan
ghai…”. Wait for 19 repertoire lists and performers lists. After investigation, the title of the two operas is the same, and the commentary
column of the performers is slightly different. After checking, the researcher confirmed that the item should be presented as a New Year’s Eve 30 drama p
rogram list by the founding Office of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty in the 24th year of the reign of Emperor Qianlong.
After the discovery of the play, the Engineering Management Office quickly reported to the hospital leadership, and informed the relevant departments to go to record and identify
. According to palace opera researchers, there are no such forms of repertoire in the existing cultural relics of the Palace Museum. This discovery will be helpful to the in-depth study of palace opera and Qing Dynasty Festival ]
culture. The cultural relics have been handed over to the Palace Museum Statutes and Regulatio
ns Section for safekeeping, and will be displayed to the public at an appropriate time after the completion of the restoration study.