National Palace Museum

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National Palace Museum
國立故宮博物院
Established October 10, 1925 in Beijing
12 November 1965 in Taipei
Location Shilin District, Taipei, Republic of China
Type National museum
Collection size 696,422 (as of December 2016)[1]
Visitor figures 6,142,892 (2016)[2][3][4]
Director Lin Jeng-yi (林正儀)[5]
Website www.npm.gov.tw (English)

The National Palace Museum (traditional Chinese: 國立故宮博物院; simplified Chinese: 国立故宫博物院; pinyin: Guólì Gùgōng Bówùyuàn) is a museum in Shilin, Taipei, Republic of China. It is one of the national museums of the Republic of China. It has nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks. It is one of the largest museums in the world.[6] Most things in the collection are high quality pieces collected by China's ancient emperors.

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  1. "List of Categories in the Collection". National Palace Museum. 29 January 2017. 
  2. "Visitor figures 2016". National Palace Museum. 29 January 2017. 
  3. National Palace Museum Annual Report 2015 (PDF) (First print ed.). Taipei: National Palace Museum. April 2016. p. 69. ISBN 9789575627607. 
  4. "Top 10 Art Museum Attendance". The Art Newspaper. March 2016. http://theartnewspaper.com/reports/visitor-figures-2015/jeff-koons-is-the-toast-of-paris-and-bilbao/. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  5. "List of Categories in the Collection". National Palace Museum. 29 January 2017. 
  6. Peter Enav (12 May 2009). "National art collection evokes hard history". The China Post. AP. http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/arts-&-leisure/2009/05/12/207758/p2/National-art.htm. Retrieved 16 June 2012.