View of the Orientation Gallery
The entrance of Orientation Gallery
The Guided Tour Hall includes the"Timeline of World Cultures", "The National Palace Museum", "Floor Guide", and "The Treasures of Eight Thousand Years". The multimedia section to the west side of the Hall offers visitors a chance to better understand one of the best known paintings in the National Palace Museum's collection, "Along the River During the Ching-ming Festival".
Timeline of World Cultures
Visitors can obtain an overview of developments of Chinese history and the representative cultural artifacts from each period, correlating the Chinese and western calendar timelines. The display also sets out the main cultural eras in countries around the world, enabling international visitors to compare and contrast the developments of – and interactions between – main cultures of the world.
The National Palace Museum
This display sets out the chronology of changes that the National Palace Museum underwent since its first establishment, and help visitors to better appreciate the historical developments and future visions of the Museum.
This section presents the exhibition halls and public facilities located within each level of the Museum's First Exhibition Hall, so that visitors can identify the spatial arrangements and exhibition themes at a glance.
The Treasures of Eight Thousand Years
Special characteristics of each historical era and period are demonstrated by the color scheme, and textual explanations are kept to a minimum for ease of comprehension.
Virtual Media Area - Along the River During the Ching-ming Festiva
"Along the River During the Ching-ming Festival" is one of most famous paintings in the National Palace Museum's collection. It depicts thousands of characters, houses and everyday scenes, and fully portrays the prosperous towns and cities at the time. This display is based on the dimensions of the version by Ch'ing Dynasty court artists, with a touch-sensor platform that will enable visitors to view the automated tour scenes when they touch the three different sections above the painting, thereby placing themselves amongst the painting characters.