October 26, 2021

China’s Palace Museum to Digitize Entire Collection

From the Shanghai Daily/Xinhua

The Palace Museum will digitalize its entire collection and make the images available to the public.

The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, had 1,862,690 antiques and relics in its collection as of the end of 2016.

At present, only 400,000 have been photographed, Shan Jixiang, the museum director, was quoted by the Beijing News on Thursday.

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The museum plans to photograph each item from multiple angles and make the pictures available to the public, said Shan, citing a similar program run by the British Museum, which released over one million images to the public.

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See Also: Palace Museum Website (English Language Version)

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