National Palace Museum Journals Archive

Four important art journals from the National Palace Museum in Taiwan

The National Palace Museum Journals Archive (故宮期刊知識庫)is a full-image full-text searchable database of the four art journals published by the National Palace Museum (NPM) in Taipei. The NPM is regarded as the preeminent source of cultural artifacts of the entirety of greater China, as it encompasses materials originally held in the Forbidden City. All told, it accommodates nearly 700,000 artworks that cover the 5,000-year long history of China. As an essential landmark of Chinese history, NPM has been studied for the last few decades in diverse fields including art, history, classic literature, social education, creative economy, information science, technology, museology, communication, management, tourism, international trade, law, politics and more.

The National Palace Museum Journals Archive is a premium research tool to broaden scholars’ horizons in the research of Chinese arts and cultural history, leveraging the tremendous collections of the National Palace Museum. Offered on the Taiwan Academic Classics (TAC) platform, the archive is the only database of its kind that supports full-text searching, and features exclusive functions to provide an optimized search experience for scholars and art enthusiasts.

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Key Stats

  • Archive: 1966-present
  • Language: Traditional Chinese and English content with English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese interfaces
  • Frequency: Varies
  • Format: Full image and full text
  • Producer: United Digital Publications
  • Platform: UDP Taiwan Academic Classics

About the Archive

The National Palace Museum Journals Archive features four periodicals published by the National Palace Museum in Taipei, including a total of 923 issues, 7,850 articles, 75 million characters and 60 thousand color photos spanning 1966-present:

  • National Palace Museum Bulletin 故宮英文年刊 (1966-present)
  • National Palace Museum Quarterly 故宮季刊 (1966-1983)
  • National Palace Museum Research Quarterly 故宮學術季刊 (1983-present)
  • National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art 故宮文物月刊 (1983-present)

Produced by United Digital Publications of Taiwan, formerly known as Greatman Knowledge Management Group, the National Palace Museum Journals Archive is offered on the Taiwan Academic Classics (TAC) platform and is cross-searchable with other content on TAC. The archive includes the first-ever digital presentation of the National Palace Museum Bulletin and is the only database of its kind that supports full-text searching.

The National Palace Museum Journals Archive includes many exclusive features to provide an optimized search experience for users, such as color images to accompany black-white photos, English/Chinese parallel titles, artwork commentaries with original images, and films/animations attached to the articles.

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