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Curator: Palace Museum to open digital gallery

Updated: Dec 19,2015 2:09 PM     Xinhua

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, will launch its new digital gallery on Dec 22, a curator said on Dec 19.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

BEIJING — The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, will launch its new digital gallery on Dec 22, a curator said on Dec 19.

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.

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, will launch its new digital gallery on Dec 22, a curator said on Dec 19.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, will launch its new digital gallery on Dec 22, a curator said on Dec 19.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

Completed on Dec 18, 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 on Dec 18.

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, will launch its new digital gallery on Dec 22, a curator said on Dec 19.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, will launch its new digital gallery on Dec 22, a curator said on Dec 19.[Photo/Chinanews.com]

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