Xiao Yi Acquiring the "Orchid Pavilion Preface" by Deception (蕭翼賺蘭亭圖) Yan Liben (閻立本, ca.601-673), Tang Dynasty (618-907) Handscroll, ink and colors on silk, 27.4 x 64.7 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei
1. National Palace Museum The National Palace Museum is the top tourist attraction and one of the most important landmarks of the country. It contains significant Imperial relics that are really old and it comprises 10,000 years of Chinese culture and heritage. The palace is one of the biggest museums of its nature in the whole world and it has been serving the Taiwanese people since 1965. (It was moved from Beijing to Taipei in 1965 and the Beijing museum was opened in 1925. It is…
Zhang Zeduan. Part of the Qingming Scroll c. 12th century. 25.5 x 525 cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing We all have 24 hours during the day. Many of us complain we don't have enough time. What's that all about?
Astronomical disc. (Representation of the sun’s orbit with the polar star as a hole in the centre). China, Neolithic Age (c. 2000 B.C.). Nephrite, diameter: 27.8 – 28.2 cm, diameter of hole: 5.2 – 5.7 cm, thickness: 1.1 – 1.9 cm. Inv. No. Ku-yü 003140 Taipei, National Palace Museum.