Titel: Splendors of the National Palace Museum - A New Edition - 故宮勝概-新編英文版 Splendors of the National Palace Museum - A New Edition
Author / Editor: 發行者:周功鑫, 編者:毛重Publisher: Chou Kung-Shin, Editor: Feng Ming
ISBN: 978-957-562584-9, 9789575625849
Publisher: National Palace Museum, Taiwan - 國立故宮博物院
Date of Publication: 2010.09
Number of pages: 252
Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 2.1 cm
The National Palace Museum's rich objets d'art originate from the imperial Qing court in a long tradition of dynastic China's royal collections. Facing the threat of war after the 918 Incident(1931), a best selection was ready to leave the Forbidden City(1933) and to evacuate south. The first stop was at Shanghai(1934), and then on to the Republic's capital Nanjing, where a Preparatory Office was set up in 1936 for the proposed National Central Museum. 3,824 crates again went to Taiwan in 1948 and stayed in Baigou, Taizhong County until in 1965 a museum complex was completed years finally settled in the new home and under proper care. More than four decades later and after unceasing effort in conservation, research, exhibition, and education, as well as additional acquisitions through donation, purchase, and entrusting, the National Palace Museum (NPM) is now an internationally-acclaimed institution for its prominent collections of Chinese art and artifacts.