ANCIENT CHIME CLOCKS EXHIBIT

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TITLE: ANCIENT CHIME CLOCKS EXHIBIT DATELINE: Feb. 05, 2011 LENGTH: 0:01:58 LOCATION: Utrecht INTRO Some 260 year old chime clocks from China's Forbidden City in Beijing are on display in Utrecht Holland. Lifestyles shows you all the precious clocks. PKG During the 18th century, a lot of great chime clocks were traded from Europe to China and became a part the Chinese emperors' clock collection. Thanks to the joint effort of the China's Palace Museum of the Forbidden City and Holland's Museum of Speelklok, some of the damaged ancient clocks now are working again, making their debute to the general public at the Speelklok Museum in Utrecht, Holland. All the clocks are scheduled to be shown for 5 months and then return to China. The repair work of all the beautiful pieces on display took about three years to be finished. SOUNDBITES (ENGLISH) VERA CARASSO, DIRECTOR OF THE SPEELKLOK MUSEUM: "Although we are compared to the palace Museum quite a small museum, we have restorers Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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