China's Palace Museum to release drama production with innovative technologies

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-02 16:12:57|Editor: mingmei
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BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, has announced the launch of a drama production featuring various innovative storytelling technologies.

By means of advanced technologies including 5G plus 4K ultra-high definition videos, interactive multiple story endings and an immersive experience, the "Glory of the Forbidden City" tells a story of a talented craftsman Kuai Xiang from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), who took part in the designing and building the imperial palace.

As the Forbidden City is about to turn six centuries old, the museum said it will also join hands with Tencent, a Chinese Internet giant, to research digital records, storage and displays of cultural relics and complete the collection of digital information of about 100,000 items in the coming three years.

Wang Xudong, curator of the Palace Museum, said the museum has achieved some initial progress in digitalization work but there is still a long way to go in building a "digital Forbidden City" in a more comprehensive and indepth manner.

The Palace Museum houses close to 1.9 million antiques.