Part of the gallery space will be used for permanent exhibitions to showcase relics on imperial life, as well as the history and culture of the Palace Museum.
Other galleries will focus on its collections such as paintings and calligraphy, ceramics as well as other arts and cultural artefacts.
The Palace Museum will provide, on a long-term loan basis, collections for display in the Hong Kong Palace Museum and provide expert advice and assistance on museum design or curatorial matters where necessary.
It will not be involved in the daily management of the museum The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has agreed to donate HK.5 billion to fund the capital cost of the project, covering design, construction and exhibition development cost.
The building will have five-storeys and three central atriums with glass walls to provide natural light and panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, the cultural centre and Lantau Island.
The Hong Kong Palace Museum will stand out prominently on the western harbourfront of the West Kowloon Cultural District, with the proposed Exhibition Centre lying to its north.The centre and the hostel will be managed and operated by the partner organisation, the Haven of Hope Christian Service, on a non-profit-making and self-financing basis.The Haven of Hope Christian Service will hire disabled persons to assist in the operation, and will provide them with vocational training opportunities.The museum will have a site footprint of around 10,000 square metres and an approximate construction floor area of 30,500 square metres.
Major facilities will include exhibition galleries, activity rooms, a lecture theatre, souvenir shop and restaurant.The four historic buildings are Roberts Block, Old Victoria Barracks in Central; Luen Wo Market in Fanling; the Former Lau Fau Shan Police Station in Yuen Long; and Watervale House, Former Gordon Hard Camp in Tuen Mun.