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After 7 years of careful classification by museum curators, the Palace Museum has announced it’s close to completing its mammoth project of registering 18 million artifacts online. It won’t be long before everyone will have access to the huge collection at the click of a button.
This is an unprecedented project, not just in China, but internationally. The museum is adding the finishing touches to its database, which will be accessible by early next year.
The museum has also completed more than 45% of its restoration project. Areas of the Forbidden City that have hitherto been inaccessible to the public will now be opened up. The Donghua gate is among the sites to be restored allowing tourists a different perspective of the royal palace.
In addition, the museum is introducing its new ’digital museum’, offering 3D tours and seminars on the Forbidden City’s royal artifacts.
Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN