Want China Times
Taiwan’s National Palace Museum (NPM) saw an unexpected power outage at about
1:30pm Thursday, but power was restored as of 4:25pm.
The emergency power system was activated successfully, enabling the display areas to operate normally, said Ho Chuan-hsing, deputy director of the NPM.
The power supply line to 249 households and businesses in that area of Taipei’s Shilin district had been disconnected at about 1:31pm, Taiwan Power said. It estimated earlier that operations will return to normalcy around 4pm.
Quite a few visitors were crammed in the entrance area after the blackout, as a press conference celebrating the 90th anniversary of the museum and the opening of its southern branch had to be postponed and held in the dark. [FULL STORY]