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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”
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