National Palace Museum 中二B 中二B 中二B 中二B 德文三 郭奕蘭 王伽卉 廖維珊 于千喬 吳姿儀 History-Past and Future 1925 Oct.10.National Palace Museum was inaugurated. 1949 Antiquities deliver to Taiwan. The Total is 231910 artifacts. 1965 The new museum in Wai-shuang-his, Taipei built. 2005 The 80th anniversary. With over 654500 artifacts in its collection. The 27438-square-foot gallery area of the Main Exhibition Building. History-Past and Future Bronzes-5615 Paintings-5153 Ceramics-25248 Calligraghy-2946 Jades-11445 Curios-373 Stationary-2389 Rare Books-176107 Etc. Until 2001.Oct. History-Past and Future Protecting and preserving the 7000-year cultural legacy of China with advanced technologies. Cooperating with private connoisseurs and ushering in exhibitions from the Mainland. Bringing the Museum's collection to the global community and welcoming arts of the world to the Museum. The newest renovation projecy plans to expand the current exhibition gallery space. The renovation work started on July 17, 2004, and is projected to finished on June 30, 2006. exhibition Globular vase with dragon motif in underglaze blue Ming Dynasty, Yung-lo period (A.D.1403~1425) From textural accounts we know that Yung-lo underglaze blue is made from a blue cobalt material of foreign origin. Popularly known as "su-ni-po blue," it is distinguished by its permeating blue hue and vaporous, diffused quality. The glaze turns a deep blue when fired. Dark speckling occasionally occurs due to the permeability of the glaze, while the diffused colors of the glaze suggests the graceful charm of an ink painting. exhibition Globular vase with dragon motif in underglaze blue Ming Dynasty, Yung-lo period (A.D.1403~1425) • Distinguished by their natural and unrestrained style and impressive vigor, the pieces of this period laid the foundation for porcelains of this type in the Ming dynasty. Due to political and economic factors, underglaze blue porcelain served as gifts and traded commodities, with many destined for Arab regions of Central Asia. exhibition Globular vase with dragon motif in underglaze blue Ming Dynasty, Yung-lo period (A.D.1403~1425) Catering to the Muslim tastes of these areas, they were often made with shapes or designs reflecting the influence of Islamic culture. exhibition Pillow in the shape of a recumbent child Ting Ware Sung Dynasty (A.D.960~1279) Small porcelain headrests were fashionable during the Sung and Chin dynasties. The simplest of these pieces were rectangular, though many were made in the semblance of animals, such as tigers, and propitious objects, like the cloud-shaped ju-i scepter. This pillow, depicting a recumbent child, is a particularly complex form. exhibition Pillow in the shape of a recumbent child Ting Ware Sung Dynasty (A.D.960~1279) During the Sung dynasty, the motif of infants was immensely popular. Among extant Sung porcelains, the themes of infants and children at play can be seen on northern celadon, ying-ching from the kilns at Chingte-chen, the technically complex Tz'u-chou ware, and Ting ware, as in the present example. exhibition Jadeite Cabbage with Insects Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1911) Length: 18.7 cm, width: 9.1 cm, thickness: 5.07 cm Jade has always been one of the most valued materials in China. However, the manufacture of jade objects required a considerable amount of time and effort.One artistic approach derived from such a consideration is "suiting the features to the material". exhibition Jadeite Cabbage with Insects Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1911) Length: 18.7 cm, width: 9.1 cm, thickness: 5.07 cm This carving from the National Palace Museum collection is a superb example. The naturally occurring white and green parts of a piece of jadeite,a glossy mineral known for its striking colors and popular inater Chinese crafts, were transformed into the lively forms of the leaves and stalks of a cabbage along with a katydid and a locust lingering among the leaves. exhibition Dragon-shaped pendant (pair) Warring States period (403-221 B.C.) Jade, length: 20.5 cm, width: 7.8 cm, thickness: 0.75 cm This pair of pendants is carved from light yellowishgreen nephrite (jade) speckled with gray and black. Despite their considerable size, they can be hung in perfect balance from a silk cord. Many of the hooks are carved with hair-tuft patterns, typical of the Warring States style. exhibition Dragon-shaped pendant (pair) Warring States period (403-221 B.C.) Jade, length: 20.5 cm, width: 7.8 cm, thickness: 0.75 cm A large number of paired jade dragon-shaped pendants from the Warring States period survive in collections and have been excavated. Few, however, are as large and refined as the examples shown here,which were almost certainly used by the highest nobility as emblems of status. How can we make good use of the resource of National Palace Museum? Guided Tours in Chinese and English Services for Visitors with Disabilities Multimedia facilities Library The Chang Dai-ch'ien Memorial Residence Chih-shan Garden Chih-te Garden Keywords bronze 青銅器 *an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin ceramic 陶瓷器 *an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures jade 玉石 *a hard stone used for ornaments and jewellery. Keywords exhibition 展覽品 *a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display calligraphy 書法 *beautiful or artistic handwriting curios 珍玩 *something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting Keywords painting 繪畫 *a painted picture. porcelain 瓷器 * a hard translucent ceramic material used for making plates, cups, and other items Thanks for your listening!