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Palace Museum: A travel kit
The Palace Museum has launched a travel kit made up of a silk sleep mask and an inflatable U-shaped pillow. The motifs of peach blossoms and swallows were inspired by Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) painting from the museum’s permanent collection. The Giorgio Morandi styled subtle color scheme of blue and beige is very soothing, and as you lower your eyes to fall asleep you may catch the pleasant sight of a lovely museum cat sporting with butterflies on lake rocks.

The Palace Museum rolls out a travel kit which includes a silk sleep mask and an inflatable U-shaped pillow. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the Palace Museum]
The painting from which the sleep eye mask and the pillow in the travel kit are inspired [Photos/dpm.org.cn]

Tsinghua University Art Museum: Table cloth
Taking inspiration from the kesi silk medallion with phoenix and peony patterns from its collection, the Tsinghua University Art Museum designed a beautiful table cloth. Combining modern elements, this table cloth preserves the auspicious meaning of the traditional pattern and exudes special cultural and artistic charms.

A table cloth with phoenix and peony motifs is unveiled by the Tsinghua University Art Museum. [Photo/Official Taobao shop page of the Tsinghua University Art Museum]
The kesi silk medallion with phoenix and peony patterns from the collections of the Tsinghua University Art Museum [Photo/artmuseum.tsinghua.edu.cn]

National Museum of China: 3D electric lamps
Have you thought of lightening where you sleep with cultural relics? The National Museum of China has rolled out beautiful 3D electric lamps based on its collection items, including a porcelain vase with the motifs of twin swallows and apricot blossoms and a lacquer enamel vase with floral motifs from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). With soft lighting, the lamps will make your bedroom cozy and pleasant.

3D electric lamps are available at the online souvenir shop of the National Museum of China. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the National Museum of China]
Two vases from the Qing Dynasty in the museum’s collection are the inspiration of the 3D electric lamps. [Photo/chnmuseum.cn]

Palace Museum: Electric lamp
Have you heard of the Qingming Shanghe Tu (Life along the Bian River at the Pure Brightness Festival), one of the ten most famous Chinese paintings? It depicts prosperous Kaifeng city in Central China’s Henan province during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The national treasure is now in the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, and provides inspiration for an electric lamp.

An electric lamp with visual elements of the Qingming Shanghe Tu is launched by the Palace Museum. [Photo/Official Taobao shop page of the Palace Museum]
Detail of the Qingming Shanghe Tu, one of the ten most famous Chinese paintings and part of the collection of the Palace Museum. [Photo/dpm.org.cn]

National Museum of China: Gift box for tea sets and tableware
The National Museum of China has unveiled a gift box that includes tea sets and tableware inspired by one of its collection items: a stele rubbing of an astronomy picture dating to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). When you use this gift set, you seem to be telling the mysteries of the universe. What a dazzling and exquisite present for your friend!

A gift box that includes tea sets and tableware is released by the National Museum of China. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the National Museum of China]
A stele rubbing of an astronomy picture dating to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) is in the collection of the National Museum of China. [Photo/chnmuseum.cn]

Sanxingdui Museum: Crystal cups
To honor a fragment of a gold face mask recently excavated from the Sanxingdui Ruins site in Sichuan province, the Sanxingdui Museum has just rolled out crystal cups modeled after the mask as a whole. To help customers hold the cups easily, the designer also added two handles that resemble human ears. And pictures of pandas and koi fish are printed on the package of the cup to bring people good luck.

A crystal box with a colorful package is launched by the Sanxingdui Museum. [Photo/Official WeChat account of Sanxingdui Museum]
Fragment of a gold mask unearthed from the Sanxingdui Ruins site in Sichuan province [Photo/Official WeChat account of Sanxingdui Museum]

Hunan Museum: 3D fridge magnets
Do you like gardening? Have you ever thought of planting seeds in cultural relics? Inspired by its collection items, the Hunan Museum has launched three different fridge magnets in which people can grow plants. The set consists of two animal-shaped bronze wares (a boar-shaped bronze zun and an elephant-shaped bronze zun) and a ding cauldron with a human face.

Taking inspiration from its collection of bronzes, the Hunan Museum rolls out fridge magnets in which people can grow green plants. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of Hunan Museum]
A boar-shaped bronze zun from the collection of the Hunan Museum [Photo/hnmuseum.com]
An elephant-shaped bronze zun from the collection of the Hunan Museum [Photo/ Official Tmall shop page of Hunan Museum]
A ding cauldron with a human face is from the collection of the Hunan Museum. [Photo/hnmuseum.com]

Suzhou Museum: 3D fridge magnets
If you like collecting fridge magnets, the 3D fridge magnets sold by the Suzhou Museum may be your top choice! The museum designed four magnets modeled after its collection items, including a glazed vase and zun vessels. By the way, they are also minivases!

Suzhou Museum designs exquisite 3D fridge magnets based on its collection items. [Photos/Official Tmall shop page of Suzhou Museum]
A red glazed vase and a blue pomegranate-shaped zun vessel are from the collection of the Suzhou Museum. [Photos/szmuseum.com]

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