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National Palace Museum

Beijing to lend Taiwan historical artefacts from Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, or the Palace Museum, is pictured through a fence in Beijing. More than 30 artifacts from the museum will be on loan. Photo: Simon Song

Beijing has agreed to lend art exhibits for a major joint exhibition in Taipei, the head of Taiwan’s top museum said on Sunday, as the two former rivals push ahead with detente.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Taipei worries delay museum swaps

Efforts by Beijing's Palace Museum to exhibit some of the 660,000 national treasures housed by its counterpart in Taipei have hit an obstacle despite the positive exchanges between the two museums over the past three years.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

An Other view

Taiwan's National Palace Museum usually focuses on traditional Chinese artefacts and artworks, so a cutting-edge exhibition of multimedia installations is a surprise.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Ancient gems on show

A collection of famous Chinese paintings and calligraphy is on display at the Hong Kong Museum

of Art.

Co-organised by the National Palace Museum and the Leisure and Culture Services Department, the exhibition is part of the 10th anniversary of the handover celebrations.

16 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Chin up

A year after Alessi reclassified its products under three brands, A di Alessi has come out with a spring/summer collection that underscores why it is the most accessible (read affordable) of the trio.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Revamped Taipei treasure house sheds mausoleum image

Taiwan's National Palace Museum will show off its new look today after a three-year facelift aimed at reinvigorating the archaic treasure house, famous for its priceless, ancient Chinese artefacts.

'Old is New' was the concept adopted in the renovation of the 81-year-old museum, founded on the mainland in 1925 and reopened in Taiwan in 1965.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Magnificent Song

WHEN MARC WILSON, the director of Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum, recently delivered two 11th-century hand scrolls as a loan to Taipei's National Palace Museum for a new exhibition on the Song dynasty, security was more than just tight.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Specs in the city

Taiwanese author-turned-legislator Li Ao tours the Forbidden City, where he said he supported the 'reunification' of the Forbidden City Palace Museum in Beijing and the National Palace Museum in Taipei. 'Fifty-six years ago, treasures were smuggled from Beijing to Taiwan,' Mr Li said.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am