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Painting and Calligraphy Donated to the National Palace Museum

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Post date:2020-04-20



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No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Dates: 2020-04-08~2020-07-05
Gallery: (Northern Branch) Exhibition Area I 208

The National Palace Museum has remained deeply devoted to expanding our collections ever since our opening in Taipei in the 54th year of the Republic of China (1965). In addition to updating of our acquisition strategy annually, we also oversee a donation system that encourages the owners of collections congruent with our mission to make gifts to the museum. In this way, masterpieces once held in private hands are able to be shared publically for the enjoyment of all.

The exhibition in this gallery highlights a selection of masterpieces donated to the NPM, most of which entered our collections in the recent past. Our goal is for this exhibition to deepen research into donated artworks at the museum, promote gift giving, and involve the general public in the appreciation of our shared cultural inheritance. The works in this exhibition are primarily by calligraphers and painters who were active during the middle and later years of the Qing dynasty and during the Republican era. They include Shitao (1642-1708), Liu Yong (1720-1805), Guan Lianchang (1809-1870), Tang Peihua (1830-1900), and Wu Ping (1920-2019). In addition to thanking the donors of these artworks for their selfless generosity, we eagerly anticipate people from all walks of life helping to make the NPM into humanity’s shared pride and joy.

According to the 「Guidelines for COVID-19: Social Distancing Measures」announced by CECC (Central Epidemic Command Center) on April 1,2020, from now on, the National Palace Museum will update epidemic control precautions. Please cooperate with the following directions:
  • Visitors to the museum must observe social distancing, and maintain 1.5m of distance from others within the gallery; visitors must also maintain 1m of distance from others while outside, unless both are wearing masks. Therefore, we recommend that all guests wear masks to avoid inconvenience.
  • We will instruct those who do not wear masks to practice social distancing measures, and require that all visitors keep 1.5m from others in the gallery.
  • The population within the gallery will be limited to a set amount, and a waiting area has been designated to distribute visitors.


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