The National Palace Museum (NPM) unveiled some of its 2020 exhibition highlights, including artifacts from both eastern and western religions, exquisite feminine figures, must-see national treasures and antiquities. Another top treasure of the NPM, “Up the River During Qingming,” will also make its debut at the NPM Southern Branch after the Chinese New Year.
The special exhibition, which will run from Feb. 22 to April 26, will feature two versions of its beloved painting “Up the River During Qingming,” one painted by Zhang Zeduan during the Song dynasty and the other version painted by Qiu Ying during the Ming dynasty, at the NPM Southern Branch. What’s more? The special exhibition also features digital displays of the museum’s paintings to create an immersive experience.
In addition, the Southern Branch will exhibit top national treasures from Jan. 22 to Sep. 27, including the “Jade Bixie Auspicious Beast,” from the Eastern Han dynasty, and the “Jade Duck,” from the Song and Yuan dynasties, (960-1368 C.E) and the “Jadeite Cabbage,” from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).
As for the exhibitions of ancient Chinese antiquities this year, a special exhibition will be organized at Taipei NPM starting in July that will showcase rare snuff bottles, displaying the exquisite traditional art.
Last but not least, both the NPM and NPM South Branch will showcase collections of Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist treasures from museums in Mongolia. The exhibition will be held from Aug. 1 to Nov. 11 at NPM Southern Branch, and Nov. 28 to March 1, 2021 at the NPM in Taipei.