Since January 25, Palace Museum is closed due to the epedimic caused by the novel coronavirus. The re-opening hours will be announced by further notice.
In recent years, visiting museums has become a new way to celebrate Spring Festival for many Chinese people. During last year's weeklong Spring Festival, about 40 percent of tourists went to museums. However, the scenario is set to pause for the prolonged Spring Festival holiday due to the coronavirus outbreak this year. Since January 22, many museums started to announce temporary closure to control the spread of the virus among people.
Palace Museum prepared a serious of online exhibtions of the collections so that visitors will have a visual feast. Virtual Reality technology are offered for online tours. The project is named as “Panoramic Palace Museum”, which covers all major places of interest within the 720,000-square-meter compound. All the open scenic sites inside the Palace Museum can be visited online by the project.
"V Palace Museum" takes the 3D data visualization of the ancient buildings in the Palace Museum as the main technical method. The technical method transfers the brilliant Palace Museum in the digital world, which helps audience know the historical and cultural knowledge behind the buildings.