National Palace Museum’s southern branch sees visitor surge in July

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/02/2020
By: Tsai Chih-ming and Chiang Yi-ching

Visitors at the museum watch a dance performance on Aug.1/ Photo courtesy of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum

Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) The National Palace Museum's southern branch in Chiayi County saw a surge in visitors in July, which the museum's chief curator Peng Tzu-cheng (彭子程) attributed to the launch of a new exhibition, water shows and drone performances.

According to Peng, early calculations show that more than 190,000 people visited the museum in July, representing a 30 percent year-on-year increase.

If the calculations prove accurate, it would also be the highest number of monthly visitors recorded since the museum's opening in December 2015, surpassing the current record of 186,858 visitors in February 2016.

Several new events unveiled by the museum in July have helped draw the big crowds, Peng said, including a child-friendly exhibition on ancient Chinese artifacts and outdoor water shows and drone performances.    [FULL  STORY]

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