Date: November 24, 2016
Taipei City-based National Palace Museum’s digital “Giuseppe Castiglione-Lang Shining New Media Art
Exhibition” and iPalace Channel won the Festival of Audiovisual International Multimedia Patrimony’s grand prize Nov. 22 in the Hungarian capital Budapest.
Tao Wen-lung, head of the Taipei Representative Office, Budapest, Hungary, received the Claude-Nicole Hocquard Award on behalf of the museum. The NPM houses more than 650,000 pieces and is widely considered one of the top four facilities of its kind in the world, he said.
The grand prize recognizes innovative audiovisual and multimedia technology productions by museums or heritage and cultural institutions worldwide. It is named in honor of Hocquard, the late founder of festival organizer International Committee for Audiovisual and New Image and Sound Technologies under Paris-based International Council of Museums.
According to the NPM, Giuseppe Castiglione was a Jesuit from Milan who traveled to China to proselytize in the late 17th century. He adopted the local name Lang Shining and spent 51 years in the service of emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. An avid painter, the missionary left behind a large body of work drawing upon the finest Eastern and Western techniques and traditions. [FULL STORY]