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Chronology of Events


  • The construction of the new museum in Waishuangxi in Taipei was completed. The Executive Yuan promulgated the regulations for the Provisional Board of Directors of the National Palace Museum, and Wang Yun-Wu was elected Chairman of the Board. Chiang Fuzong began to serve as the Director of the Museum until his retirement in 1983.


  • Special exhibitions of Qing's enameled porcelains and bronze mirrors were held.
  • The "National Palace Museum Newsletter" and the "National Palace Museum Quarterly" began publication.


  • The first phase of the Museum's expansion was completed, and the "Tianxiaweigong" archway and ornamental columns were erected.
  • Arrangements were made to borrow and exhibit artifacts unearthed by the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica.


  • The "Conference on Chinese Porcelain" was held.
  • Special exhibitions of Chinese porcelain through the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties and miniature crafts of the Qianlong Emperor were held.


  • Visitor services were expanded, and guided tours in Chinese, English and Japanese tours were launched.
  • A special exhibition of the treasures of the Lanqianshan Museum Collection was held, and a catalogue was simultaneously published.
  • The "National Palace Museum Document Quarterly" and the "National Palace Museum Exhibition Newsletter" began publication. The "Old Manchu Archives" was published.


  • The "Conference on Ancient Chinese Painting" was held.
  • The collaboration with Tsinghua University's Institute of Atomic Science to conduct research on the appraisal of ancient Chinese paintings was initiated.
  • A special exhibition of paintings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties was held, and a catalogue was simultaneously published.


  • The second phase of the Museum's expansion was completed.
  • Assisted the Institute of History of National Taiwan University in setting up the Department of Art History.
  • Guided tours for elementary and junior high school students were initiated.
  • Special exhibitions of Song and Yuan porcelains, paintings of the Qin, Tang and Five Dynasties, and books & documents in Manchu, Mongolian and Tibetan scripts were organized.
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