Paulo Roberto de Almeida
Palace Museum to open digital gallery
The digital gallery is located at Duanmen Gate, the principal entrance to the imperial palace grounds. The gallery hall features screens displaying and explaining architectural features and cultural relics, some of which are too old and fragile for real display, said curator Shan Jixiang.
The gallery's first exhibition will introduce the palace through a digital architectural model and give visitors better access to the museum's treasures through virtual reality display.
Completed on Friday, the Duanmen digital gallery will be piloted from Dec. 22, 2015 to Jan. 17, 2016. Visitors can make reservations to visit for free on the official website of the Palace Museum.
The English version of the website of the Palace Museum was also launched Friday.