National Palace Museum
Journals Archive

(1966 – present).7,850 articles.75 million characters
923 issues.60,000 color photos


National Palace Museum is acclaimed as a ‘gold mine of Chinese culture’ where accommodates 690,000 artworks that covers the 5000-year long history of China. It is not only a world-class museum where has the richest collections of Chinese arts, but is also the most prestigious artistic brand which is good at combining technologies with modern creativity, bringing the cultural essence to the public.

As an essential landmark of Chinese history, National Palace Museum in Taipei has been studied for the latest 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 so on. The “National Palace Museum Journals Archive” integrates 4 periodicals that are published by National Palace Museum :《National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art》,《National Palace Museum Research Quarterly》,《National Palace Museum Bulletin》and《National Palace Museum Quarterly》.


It’s worth noting that it is the first time ever that《National Palace Museum Bulletin》is digitalized and integrated into the collection. Besides, the “National Palace Museum Journals Archive” is the only database of its kind in the past 20 years that exclusively supports readers to do full-text search. This archive includes 923 issues, 7,850 articles, 75 million characters and 60 thousand colour photos from 1966 to date. “National Palace Museum Journals Archive” features many exclusive functions to provide the best searching experiences for scholars and art enthusiasts, such as colour images  to accompany black-white photos, English titles with Chinese translations, artwork commentaries with original images, and relevant films/animations that are attached to the articles. This is the best research tool to broaden your horizons of Chinese arts and cultural history with NPM collections.

This is the first time that《National Palace Museum Bulletin》is digitalized completely and integrated into a full-text searchable database. Aiming to make the content more accessible to Chinese readers, UDP exclusively adds the Chinese translations in parallel with the English titles. This database collects 50 volumes and 300 articles/dissertations from 1966 to the present. It had been a bi-monthly journal before it changed to publish annually in 2006.

In order to increase the international visibility of National Palace Museum and promote the cultural tourism in Taiwan, this journal focuses on introducing the art pieces within the NPM collections in English. For the global academic communities,《National Palace Museum Bulletin》 plays a significant role of investigating Chinese arts and culture developments where you can find diverse interpretations and new perspectives on our cultural legacy. As an international forum to discuss Chinese arts, especially on NPM collections,《National Palace Museum Bulletin》enlarged its academic scope in 2006, aiming for stimulating more dynamic investigations from Chinese humanities to Asian arts, histories and cultures.

The database of《The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art》collects 458 issues and 6,330 articles from April 1983, the first issue, to the present. This journal dedicates itself to promoting court arts to the public by accommodating rich photography, unique storytelling, event reports, art reviews on NPM collections, which wins itself a reputation as ‘NPM on the paper’. Therefore, this journals is suitable for academic experts, art professionals and general readers. Besides,《The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art》is the most historic museology journal in Taiwan. Ranked at the 3rd place of art discipline,《The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art》was awarded as the most influential journal of Taiwanese humanities and social sciences by the National Central Library in 2017.

The topics of this monthly journal consist of Chinese calligraphy, paintings, cultural relics, antiques repair, exhibition design, curatorial practices and museum studies. It features many must-see columns such as antique dictionary, appreciation tips, artists’ biography, expo tours and monthly highlight. Finally, the review on NPM new media art exhibitions is definitely something you shouldn’t miss out to know the latest curatorial trends in Asian arts and technologies.

As the successor of《The National Palace Museum Quarterly》(1966 July—1983 August), the database of《The National Palace Museum Research Quarterly》collects 151 issues and 733 articles/dissertations from 1983 September to the present. With a clear aim of academic research, this periodical puts emphasis on Chinese historical relics, art history, archeological studies and museology whose contributors not only include Chinese-speaking research fellows but also foreign scholars from the globe. The《The National Palace Museum Research Quarterly》has been ranked as top 1 periodical of history discipline on THCI Evaluation List for years. Furthermore,《The National Palace Museum Research Quarterly》was also awarded as the most influential journals of Taiwanese humanities and social sciences at the 2nd place of art discipline by the National Central Library in 2017.

Initiated from 1966 July then ceased in 1983, the《National Palace Museum Quarterly》was the first periodical published by National Palace Museum which welcomed scholars to contribute from Taiwan and from the abroad. This database includes 68 issues and 335 articles/dissertations with a focus on cultural relics, art history, bibliography, archeological science and technology. You can find the English summaries at the end of each issue. In 1983 September, this academic journal changed its name to《The National Palace Museum Research Quarterly》in order to differentiate with《The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art》which newly released and targeted at the general readers.


【Exclusive Functions / Features】

Full image / Full text searchable
Original black-white photos are accompanied by Colour images
● English metadata with Exclusive Chinese translation
● Artwork commentaries with original photos
● Films and animations are attached to relevant articles

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