National Palace Museum(故宮博物院)

From an imperial legacy to a public asset,
the collection of the National Palace Museum embraces the entire Chinese civilization,
a civilization with a continuous history which is unique in the world.

The present-day National Palace Museum not only represents

an inheritance of an ancient civilization,
but also stands for a connection
between the past and the contemporary society.

 

The Palace Museum was founded on October 10th 1925. Imperial collections accumulated throughout the Sung(宋), Yüan(元), Ming(明)and Ch’ing(清)dynasties were displayed for the enjoyment of the masses for the very first time.

Since 1931, internal disorders and foreign intrusions prompted the republican government to move the most important treasures out of the Forbidden City. The cultural relics traveled over 10,000 miles before they finally arrived in Taiwan almost 40 years later. This toilsome journey became a legend and separated the National Palace Museum from all other museums in the world. The treasures were preserved as a result. Moreover, not a single object was damaged during the voyage. After years of purchasing as well as receiving generous donations, today the National Palace Museum in Taipei houses more than 650,000 articles. Many fruitful results have been achieved in conservation, research and exhibition.

The museum has confronted the challenges of globalization and innovative manage concepts in recent years. As a result, in 2001, it was decided that the main building should be renovated. The project was completed and revealed in 2006. Apart from expanding the space and upgrading the software, “emphasizing the value of people” was a priority when designing the new galleries. It is in a visitor-friendly museum that the existence of the treasures can be appreciated and the values of these cultural relics can be conveyed.

Today, the National Palace Museum continues to strive for improvements. It refuses to freeze in 8000 years of Chinese history but would like to carry the civilization into the future.

Source: http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/Article.aspx?sNo=03001502

 

從帝王收藏到全民共有
傳承有序的國立故宮博物院典藏

在世界文明史上獨一無二。

今日的故宮博物院承先啟後,再造新局
不僅代表中華歷史的傳承
展望未來更是與當代社會文化脈絡連結的新起點。

 

故宮博物院於1925年10月10日成立。承襲自宋、元、明、清歷代宮廷收藏的文物,首次呈現在世人眼前。

自1931年開始,中國幾經內亂外患,國民政府決定將故宮院藏精品裝箱離院,展開一場橫越數萬里的文物大遷移,一直到台灣才結束長達四十年的流離。這個曲折的過程是人類文明史的一個偉大傳奇,也是故宮特別之處,故宮稀世珍寶得以保存下來,沒有一件因遷移而受損。經過多年來接受捐贈及購藏之下,台北故宮更達到今日典藏超過65萬件的規模,在保存、維護、研究、展示上亦成果豐碩,成為世界級的博物館。

故宮面對全球化的挑戰與管理觀念上的革新,在展覽空間與整體環境上,從2001年起開始規劃正館整修改建工程,於2006年底正式完工啟用,以全新的面貌與世人見面。除了擴充軟硬體的規格,更以「人」為主體,具親和力與人性化,使珍貴文物存在的意義能充分而多元地發揮效益。今日的故宮博物院一直不斷地追求進步、展望未來,使承載八千年華夏文化精華的歷史長河,永不停歇地駛向未來。

資料來源:

http://www.npm.gov.tw/exh96/orientation/index3_1_ch.html