China Daily 29 December 2014
The digitization display of The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour opened at the National Museum of China on Dec 28, which marked the official opening of the stationary digital gallery in the national museum.
The route of the tour. [Photo/chnmuseum.cn]
The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour is one of the national treasure collections at the National Museum. The court painter Xu Yang was commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor to record on 12 scrolls (154.17m in length) the emperor's historic 112-day, 2,900 km tour of southern China in 1751.
The display consists of two parts. The first introduces the painter Xu Yang, the background，the origin and the route of the tour and features a high definition copy of the first and the sixth scrolls. The second part, a 3D animated, four-mimute movie about the Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, includes an advertising video. The first scroll also is displayed on an Imax screen measuring four meters high by 30m long.
"The other 11 scrolls of the Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour will continue to be displayed by 3D movies in the future while more modern technical skills will be used in the scroll's display to help audiences have a better understanding of this encyclopedic masterpiece," said Lv Zhangshen, the director of the National Museum.
Hours: Four times each day, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm, 3 pm
Venue: Gallery S6