On 28 October 2021, ICS Luncheon invited Mr Ho Chuan-hsin to deliver a talk on introducing the collections, exhibitions, and research projects in Taipei National Palace Museum.
Mr Ho Chuan-hsin is the former General-affairs Deputy Director of Taipei National Palace Museum. He specialized in the research of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting History. From his over 30 years of research experience, he recently published 《名品的形成－故宮書畫典藏、研究與展覽》, in which he analysed the major factors in the creation of masterpieces. The theme of this talk was a part of his book.
During the Luncheon, Mr Ho briefly recapped the history of Taipei National Palace Museum, specifically, on the process of cataloguing ancient calligraphy and painting. In the past, due to technological limitations, the Museum had to sort hundreds of thousands of antiques by hand, resulting in errors when determining each antique’s chronology. Scholars in modern times keep improving upon that by using these precious experiences. Mr Ho also shared his experiences as a curator. All these research projects and exhibitions were time-consuming and challenging, they involved scholars from different scopes and essential support in technology.