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Mon 23rd April, 2018

Queen at Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery opening at the British Museum

There might have been a sense of deja vu for The Queen yesterday, as she reopened the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia at the British Museum, 25 years after she first opened it.

the queen at the british museum, to re-open the sir joseph hotung gallery (royal family)

Her Majesty was invited to open the newly refurbished gallery, which now features displays telling the stories of China and the South Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. It covers the past from 5000 BC up to today.

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The Queen was showed around the museum, admiring some of the displays.

Founded in 1753, the British Museum, located in central Westminster, was the first national public museum in the world.

She also met curators, who shared some of the highlights of the collection, which will be displayed in a gallery suitable for delicate textiles, paintings and artefacts.

the queen views displays at the british museum (royal family)

This is the first engagement the Monarch has undertaken since the ‘Paradise Papers’ showed that the Duchy Of Lancaster has invested money in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

The Queen unveiled the oculus to open the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery. The British Museum is free to visit.

her majesty officially opens the sir joseph hotung gallery (royal family)

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