Nine national museums host virtual tours on China’s TikTok
Tours about oracle bone script, the great Tang dynasty and the great migration of African wildlife will be featured on ByteDance’s Douyin in live-streamed and recorded videos
Museums around China have been shut down as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus outbreak. But now at the instruction of the government, the local version of TikTok is teaming up with national museums to let people visit exhibitions on their phones.
In addition to live-streamed events, the new “At Home Cloud Museums” feature lets users “pick museums best fitted to their interests and embark on their own individual tours with these virtual museums.” It also features rare audio footage and VR projects.
According to the schedule, upcoming tours include “Revisit the Great Tang Dynasty” at the Liaoning Museum, “The Era of Yue King” at the Zhejiang Museum and “The Great Migration of African Wildlife” at the Shandong Museum.
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