A special digital exhibition featuring the entirety of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, known as "Yuanmingyuan” (圓明園), is scheduled to tour China in late December after a success run at the Taipei-based National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall earlier this July.
Titled "Yuan Ming Yuan － Qing Emperors' Splendid Gardens,” the exhibition was jointly organized by the Memorial Hall and the Taipei-based Bright Ideas Design Co. Its first stop on the China tour will be Beijing's National Museum of China, where the digital exhibition will be open to the public starting Dec. 25, 2013.
Last month, the exhibition was chosen as one of the world's five classic digital exhibition models at the 2013 Digital Heritage in Marseilles by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The presentation "New Media Technology and Interpretation of Asian Art” was made by Bright Ideas Design directorFang-yin Lin.
The exhibition was the first of its kind produced in Taiwan that combined historical artifacts with the latest digital technology. Moreover, the exhibition featured extensive high-tech products made by domestic firms, including HTC Corp.'s tablet computers, Chi Mei Corp.'s 4K ultrahigh definition TV, AU Optronics Corp.'s transparent displays, and Delta Electronics Inc.'s super-high lumen projectors. Altogether, the exhibition took three years of research and development to bring to fruition.
After Beijing, the exhibition will travel to Hangzhou for the next leg of its tour in March 2014. The exhibition is scheduled to tour up to 20 museums around China.