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Beijing to develop Palace Museum


Published on Jul 10, 2012

The Palace Museum
, in Beijing's Forbidden City, will be home to a range of new attractions in an effort to turn it into a world class facility, Xinhua reported the museum's curator as saying. At a media briefi ng on Friday, Shan Jixiang said the new developments include a “museum for foreign cultural relics, and digital technology covering most parts of the Forbidden City”. He added that the Palace Museum will also launch a catalogue of its collections, which include about 53,000 paintings, 75,000 works of calligraphy and 10,000 sculptures. The Palace Museum, which was built in 1420, attracted more than 14 million visitors in 2011.

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