Virtual Forbidden City to Be Built – China News

From China News via China Net:

The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time”, a joint project of the Palace Museum and IBM, was launched on the June16th. The two sides will spend two years building an interactive real-time information and guiding platform for a global audience both on the spot and via the Internet.

According to the Palace Museum deputy chief Li Wenru, the online virtual Forbidden City will showcase the ancient buildings and cultural relics as well as the history of the Imperial Palace. It is more than web pages or a website, but an online system that interacts with remote visitors and allows them to operate directly. People thousands of miles away can visit the entire Imperial Palace via the system without taking the long journey. [Full Text]

See also Palace to Enter Virtual Realm by China Net.


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