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Chronology of Events

2012

January

  • Curated the Ding Guanpeng's “Copy of Gu Kaizhi's ‘Nymph of the Luo River’” and the Marvelous Attainments of Creation: The Paintings of Lü Ji Special Exhibitions
  • Introduced the Emperor Kangxi and the Sun King Louis XIV: Sino-Franco Encounters in Arts and Culture Special Exhibition
  • Organized the Western Mythology and Legends: Selected Works from The Louvre Museum Special Exhibition
February
  • Curated the Canal Is Formed When Water Comes: Qing Archival and Cartographical Materials on River Engineering in the National Palace Museum Special Exhibition
  • Introduced A Century of Resilient Tradition: Exhibition of the Republic of China's Diplomatic Archives Special Exhibition
  • Organized the Rare Books and Secret Archives: Treasures from the Collections of the National Palace Museum Exhibition
  • Participated in the 20th Annual Taipei International Book Exhibition in 2012
  • The Southern Branch Museum launched the preliminary operations for the promotion of private participation; entrustment to technical services awarded
March
  • Hosted the 4th Annual Workshop for Cultural and Creative Development
  • The Tainan – National Palace Museum: Painting Animation Special Exhibition kicked off in the Soulangh Cultural Park
  • The Southern Branch Museum passed the review for environmental impact assessment
  • The change of the development plan for the Southern Branch Museum approved in principle by the Ministry of the Interior after review
  • Held the completion ceremony for the Southern Branch Museum phase III volunteer training
April
  • Completed the artifact inventory check
  • Curated the In the Pursuit of Antiquity: ''Enjoying Antiquities'' by the Ming Painter Du Jin and the From the Brush of Xuande: Painting and Calligraphy of the Ming Emperor Xuanzong Special Exhibitions
  • Participated in the 2012 Taiwan Trade Expo in Shanghai event
  • Joined the Google Art Project and became the first museum in the Greater China Region with ultrahigh-resolution images and indoor virtual reality. The National Palace Museum (NPM) convened a press conference with Google to announce the opening of NPM in the Google Art Project and other online applications
  • The Southern Branch Museum environmental impact assessment passes the review of the Environmental Protection Administration general assembly
May
  • Participated in the 2012 Shenzhen Cultural Industries Fair to showcase the National Palace Museum’s current achievements
  • Partook in the 2012 annual event hosted by the American Alliance of Museums; organized the Lessons from Asia: Using Technology to Showcase Historical Objects Show to share with international participants Taiwan’s digital archives and exhibition experience
  • Curated the Epoch-making Digitization in National Palace Museum: Past-Future Special Exhibition at the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles
  • On International Museum Day (May 18), organized activities including the national treasure costume poll, keynote speech, new multimedia touring theme, and special services for socially vulnerable students
  • Explained the “Grand Palace Museum Project” to the Perfection World Community
  • The Executive Yuan expressed support in principle regarding the “‘Grand Palace Museum Project’ overall development feasibility plan”
June
  • Organized the Royal Style: Qing Dynasty and Western Court Jewelry Special Exhibition
  • Participated in the 2012 Taiwan Trade Expo in Chengdu event
  • The Four Seasons of NPM: the Future Museum of NPM kicked off in Huashan 1914 Creative Park
  • Introduced the Royal Style: Qing Dynasty and Western Court Jewelry Special Exhibition
  • The Wednesday and Friday Museum closing hours extended from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • The Southern Branch Museum environmental impact assessment reported to the Environmental Protection Administration for reference and approved
July
  • Curated the Lifting the Spirit and Body: The Art and Culture of Snuff Bottles Special Exhibition
  • Organized the Famous Painting in the Spotlight: Hua Yan's "Album of Sketches from Life" and Images of the Mind Borne from the Brush: The Paintings of Ding Yunpeng Special Exhibitions
  • Participated in the 2012 Taiwan Trade Expo in Tianjin event
  • The National Palace Museum family digital art exhibitions (Taipei session) opened in the Huashan 1914 Creative Park
  • The Southern Branch Museum development changes business plan consented and approved by the Ministry of the Interior
  • The Southern Branch Museum main building construction project’s invitation to tender announced
  • National Palace Museum Director Chou Kung-Shin resigned from her office on Jul. 30, 2012. Deputy Director Chou Chu-Kun assumed as acting director effective immediately
  • Organized the 2012 Summer Art Seminar
  • The advance planning report of the Southern Branch Museum concerning the entrustment of preliminary operation technical services to the private sector reported to the National Palace Museum for reference
September
  • Curated the Mapping the Imperial Realm: an Exhibition of Historical Maps Special Exhibition
  • Participated in the 8th Annual Cross-Strait Book Fair in 2012
  • Hosted the “2012 Adventures in the NPM” Artifacts Replica Educational Exhibition in JieShou Junior High School, Taoyuan County
  • The Digital Age: A Chronicle of National Palace Museum Collection opens at the Nanjing Cultural and Creative Park
  • With the École Française d’Extrême-Orient, co-hosted the Archaeological Remains of Angkor: the Works of École Française d’Extrême-Orient Special Exhibition at the HsinKang Foundation of Culture and Education
  • Director Fung Ming-Chu took office on Sep. 18, 2012
  • With the École Française d’Extrême-Orient, co-hosted the Archaeological Remains of Angkor: the Works of École Française d’Extrême-Orient Special Exhibition at the Xingang Cultural Center No. 25 Warehouse
October
  • Curated the Cultural Grandeur of the Western Zhou Dynasty Special Exhibition
  • Hosted the King Wu Ding and Lady Hao: Art and Culture of the Late Shang Dynasty Special Exhibition
  • Held the Fantastic and Extraordinary: The Realm of Wu Bin's Painting and Elegant Pursuits of the Literati: "The Eighteen Scholars" by an Anonymous Ming Artist Special Exhibitions
  • Participated in the 64th Annual Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany in 2012
  • Introduced the Creative Chinese Characters: Cultural Design of Chinese Characters Invitational event
  • Participated in the 2012 Taiwan International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo
  • Hosted the “2012 Adventures in the NPM” Artifacts Replica Educational Exhibition at the Taoyuan Reform School, Agency of Corrections
  • Co-hosted the “Fantastic National Palace Museum: Children’s Educational Exhibition” with the Taichung Children’s Art Museum
  • Museum Wednesday closing hour resumed back to 6:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday closing hour extended to 9:00 p.m.; free visits offered to Taiwanese residents during the Friday and Saturday extended hours (6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) by presenting a valid proof of ID
  • Coordinated with the Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program, A Decade of Achievements: Let’s Go to E-School Exhibition by exhibiting the “turning rust into gold” interactive device, the “Mao Gong Ding interactive installation,” and the National Palace Museum publications
  • Policy for the open tender of The National Palace Museum Southern Branch Museum hotel and cultural experience facilities BOT project announced online; business invitation seminars held in Chiayi, Taichung, and Taipei.
November
  • Organized the 4th Annual NPM Cultural and Creative Industry Workshop Results and Achievements Exhibition and the Exhibition’s Opening Press Conference
  • Hosted the Children's NPM Digital Art Exhibition at the Chiayi Municipal Museum
  • Held a public briefing seminar to introduce the tender documents for the Southern Branch Museum main building construction project
  • Alteration of land use for the Southern Branch Museum main building construction project scheduled
  • Hosted the Archaeological Remains of Angkor: the Works of École Française d’Extrême-Orient Special Exhibition at the National Taipei University of Technology
  • The surrounding green belt project for the Southern Branch Museum landscape park completed and checked
  • Held the Grand Palace Museum Project public hearing
  • Hosted the ceremony for the issuance of the Three Friends and a Hundred Birds painting stamps
December
  • Curated A Special Exhibition of Porcelain with Painted Enamels of Yongzheng Period in the Qing Dynasty
  • Hosted the 3rd Annual National Treasure Merchandise Design Competition
  • “The Portable NPM APP” mobile application software (APP) officially launched
  • Final bid awarded concerning the Southern Branch Museum main building construction project
  • Received the construction permit for the Southern Branch Museum main building construction project
  • Open tender of The National Palace Museum Southern Branch Museum hotel and cultural experience facilities BOT project closed; no application received from vendors
  • Enacted and issued the “National Palace Museum’s guidelines for the acceptance of outside donations”

2013

January

  • Curated the Myriad Forms in the Tip of a Brush: The Art of Calligraphy by Zhu Yunming Special Exhibition
  • Organized The Beauty of Palace-Covering Flowers: Zhao Chang's "Picture for the New Year" Special Exhibition
  • Hosted the Rare Books and Secret Archives: Treasures from the Collections of the National Palace Museum Exhibition
  • Co-hosted the Fantastic National Palace Museum: Children's Educational Exhibition (with the Taichung Children's Art Museum)
  • Held the NPM's Anime Carnival (at the Taya Elementary School)
  • Participated in the 2013 Taipei International Book Exhibition
  • The National Palace Museum (NPM) Director Fung Min-chu and her delegation paid a visit to The (Beijing) Palace Museum, the Nanjing Museum, and the Shanghai Museum
  • Co-hosted the "International Conference on Archaeology, Arts, and Culture of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties" with the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica and the General Association of Chinese Culture; a symposium was subsequently published
  • Application for the Southern Branch Museum Main Building Construction Project approved by the five major state-owned units; project initiation reported

February

  • Held the Rebuilding the Tongan Ships premiere press conference
  • The Southern Branch Museum Main Building Construction Project received the Diamond-Level Green Building Candidate Certificate
  • President Ma Ying-jeou paid a special visit and hosted the Southern Branch Museum Main Building Construction Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

March

  • Hosted the 5th Annual Workshop for Cultural and Creative Development
  • Co-organized the Taiwan Young Pottery Artist Biennale/the National Palace Museum Cultural and Creative Training Camp with the Global Strategic Investment Fund
  • Submitted the Grand Palace Museum Project Integrated Planning Report to the Executive Yuan

April

  • Curated the Joy to the People: Wang Zhenpeng's Painting of "Regatta on Dragon Lake" Special Exhibition
  • Organized the Pure Enjoyment in a Planter: Paintings of Potted Scenery Special Exhibition
  • Hosted the "Adventures in the NPM" Artifact Replica Educational Exhibition (at the New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School)
  • Vice Executive Director of the Tokyo National Museum Shimatani Hiroyuki and his delegation paid a visit to the NPM to discuss an exhibition of NPM's artifacts in Japan and a reciprocal exhibition to be held at the Southern Branch Museum
  • The (Beijing) Palace Museum Director Shan Jixiang and his delegation paid a visit to the NPM
  • The NPM applied to register its trademark the "National Palace Museum" (containing its full name in both Chinese and English as well as the museum emblem); a total of 24 types of trademark registration applications were made

May

  • Curated the Voyage with the Tailwind: Qing Archival and Cartographical Materials on Maritime History in the National Palace Museum Special Exhibition
  • Organized the Renoir and Painters of the Twentieth Century Special Exhibition (in Exhibition Area II)
  • Hosted the New Waves of NPM: the Union of National Treasures and Cultural and Creative Designs Special Exhibition (at the Taichung City Seaport Art Center)
  • Participated in the 2013 Shenzhen International Cultural Industries Fair
  • The Legislative Yuan Education and Culture Committee convened a public hearing for the 2013 Central Government General Budget Proposal for the National Palace Museum: Total Consultancy Fees for the 'Grand Palace Museum'

June

  • Curated the Origins and Developments of the Lingnan School of Painting Special Exhibition
  • Participated in the Singapore Book Fair 2013
  • Announced the preliminary results for the Southern Branch Promotion of Private Participation Project, selecting the British Virgin Islands Wanlihong Co., Ltd. Taiwan Branch as the qualified applicant
  • Bid for the Southern Branch Museum Landscape Project: Fence-Building Project awarded and project initiation reported

July

  • Curated the Supernatural Tales of Gods and Ghosts: Paintings from the Museum Collection
  • Organized the New Waves of NPM: Changhua Traveling Exhibition (at the Chienkuo Technology University)
  • Hosted the Rebuilding the Tongan Ships: New Media Art Exhibition (at the Huashan 1914 Creative Park)
  • Held the 2013 Summer Art Seminar
  • Received written reply from the Ministry of Culture informing that pursuant to Article 21, Paragraph 5 of the Law for the Development of the Cultural and Creative Industries, the Central Competent Authorities were granted the right to formulate related authority measures
  • Held the first Grand Palace Museum Project Environmental Impact Assessment public meeting
  • Awarded the bid for the Southern Branch Museum Land Safety Monitoring Services
  • Completed the Southern Branch Museum Ground Base Improvement Operation: Sand Compaction Piles

August

  • Curated the New Waves of NPM: the Union of National Treasures and Cultural and Creative Designs Special Exhibition (at the Changhua Yuanlin Performance Hall)
  • Organized the "Adventures in the NPM" Artifact Replica Educational Exhibition (at the he Kaohsiung City Ming Yang High School)
  • Presented the awards for the Fourth Annual (2013) National Treasure Merchandise Design Competition
  • Held the "Chang Dai-Ch'ien's Three Giant Stones with Handwriting Inscriptions" donation ceremony
  • Held the second Grand Palace Museum Project Environmental Impact Assessment public meeting
  • Organized the National Palace Museum Southern Branch Cultural and Creative Merchandise Public Vendor-Solicitation Seminar
  • Awarded the bid for the Southern Branch Museum Environment Monitoring Services
  • Completed the Southern Branch Museum Landscape Project: Fence-Building Project
  • Completed the Southern Branch Museum Base Foundation Construction: PC Piles

September

  • Curated the New Waves of NPM: Tainan Traveling Exhibition (at the Tainan Cultural and Creative Industries Park)
  • Organized the "Adventures in the NPM" Artifact Replica Educational Exhibition (at the Hsinchu Chengjheng High School)
  • Held the graduation ceremony for the 5th Annual Workshop for Cultural and Creative Development
  • Awarded the bid for the Entrusted Management of NPM's Dining Services Project
  • Legislator Yao Wen-chih convened a public hearing for the Grand Palace Museum Project at the Legislative Yuan

October

  • The (Beijing) Palace Museum Director Shan Jixiang and The Shenyang Palace Museum Deputy Director Fan Lihong led their delegations for a visit to the NPM
  • Curated The All Complete Qianlong: a Special Exhibition on the Aesthetic Tastes of the Qing Emperor Gaozong
  • Organized the Leonardo-Mona Lisa-The Myths Special Exhibition
  • Hosted the Qianlong C.H.A.O. New Media Art Exhibition
  • Signed official contract with the Tokyo National Museum and the Kyushu National Museum for the Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei Special Exhibition
  • Held the Taiwan Young Pottery Artist Biennale award-presentation and opening ceremony
  • Participated in the 2013 Xiamen Cultural Industries Fair
  • Submitted the Grand Palace Museum Project Environmental Impact Statement to the Environmental Protection Administration for review
  • The Construction and Planning Agency put in charge of the Southern Branch Museum Main Building Construction Project: Excavation and Shock Isolator Base Operation; operation complete
  • The Construction and Planning Agency put in charge of the Southern Branch Museum Main Building Construction Project: Pouring of Concrete in Area 1; operation complete

November

  • Curated the Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou: White Ding Wares from the Collection of the National Palace Museum Special Exhibition
  • NPM Director Fung Ming-chu and her delegation participated in the Nanjing Museum's 80th Anniversary Event; the director also partook in the International Museum Director Summit Forum and The Fourth International Symposium Organized by the Palace Museum Across the Strait
  • Organized the New Waves of NPM: Feng-Tian Temple Travelling Exhibition (at the Feng-Tian Temple Gallery)
  • Participated in the Taiwan International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo 2013
  • Partook in the 2013 Beijing–Taiwan Trade Fair
  • Hosted the 5th Volunteer Training Graduation Ceremony
  • The Construction and Planning Agency put in charge of the Southern Branch Museum Main Building Construction Project: the Landscape Bridge Project; project initiated
  • The Construction and Planning Agency put in charge of the Southern Branch Museum Main Building Construction Project: Pouring of Concrete in Area 6; operation complete

December

  • Curated the In Their Footsteps: a Special Exhibition of Images and Documents on Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan
  • Organized the New Waves of NPM–Miaoli Travelling Exhibition: the Union of National Treasures and Cultural and Creative Designs Special Exhibition (at the Northern Miaoli Art Center)
  • The Environmental Protection Administration Environmental Impact Assessment Review Committee passed a resolution at the 252nd review meeting for the Grand Palace Museum Project to enter Stage 2 of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Bidding for the Southern Branch Museum Park Landscape Project posted online
  • Completed the entrusted design and the preliminary phases of the supervision service program design for the Southern Branch Museum Display Works
  • Completed the infrastructure pouring operation of the Southern Branch Museum Main Building Construction Project
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