National Palace Museum Tour
Takming University is arranging a half-day tour of the National Palace Museum for all foreign visitors on Wednesday, October 26 and on Thursday, October 27, 2011. If you are interested in being part of the group tour, please sign-up in advance by sending an email to Maggie Roth
Founding of the National Palace Museum
The collection of cultural artifacts held by the National Palace Museum is composed of an enormous treasure trove of objects inherited from the previous Sung, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Development of the Museum is closely connected to the social changes of modern China. Thirteen years after the founding of the Republic of China, the last Qing Emperor Pu Yi was exiled from the Forbidden City. The cultural artifacts remaining within the palaces were inventorized, and the National Palace Museum was founded.
On October 10, 1925 the National Palace Museum was officially inaugurated to preserve the imperial collections and palatial treasures from the various Chinese dynasties, so that all members of the public and future generations will henceforth be able to freely enter the Palace to admire this cultural inheritance of humankind.