26 June 2017

The National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum is located in Taipei and Taibao (Chiayi). The museum has one of largest in the world collection of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks. The permanent collection has nearly 700,000 pieces!  

Most of the collection was collected by China's Emperors. 

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This museum shares its roots with Palace Museum in Forbidden City (China). The Palace Museum was originally established in 1925. Most valuable collection was moved to Shanghai in 1933 to prevent it to be taken by Japanese Army.

The collection of National Palace Museum: 

national palace museum Taipei taiwan collection items list

Northern Branch of National Palace Museum

In 1945 Chiang Kai Shek decided to evacuate all the arts to Taiwan. 3 years later Beijing Palace Museum decided to send most prized items. Only 22% of theirs collection was brought to Taiwan. 

First exhibition was opened in 1957 with more than 200 items. The construction of museum in Taipei was finished in 1965. The museum underwent expansion a few times to have a space for nearly 700,000 artifacts. Only 1% of collection can be viewed at one time. Every 3 months the exhibition is changed.

In 2020 the museum will be closed for 3 years long renovation. All the collection will be brought to the Southern Branch of National Palace Museum. 

Southern Branch of National Palace Museum

The Southern Branch of National Palace Museum was opened in the end of 2015 to improve cultural equity between North and South of Taiwan. The museum was opened in Taibao (Chiayi) on 70 hectares of land. 

You can find here permanent and temporary exhibition sections. You can learn more about art and culture of Asia. They have nice collection of treasures from Qing Dynasty of China.
Galleries include Buddhist art, textiles, ceramics and special exhibition of South Asian Jades.

southern branch of national palace museum taibo chiayi taiwan

southern branch of national palace museum taibo chiayi taiwan

southern branch of national palace museum taibo chiayi taiwan park


Address:
1. National Palace Museum, No. 221, Sec 2, Zhi Shan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 111
2. Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, No. 888, Gugong Boulevard, Taibao City, Chiayi County, 612

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