The Southern branch of the NPM is an “international museum that exhibits arts and cultures of Asia”, it showcases classic national heirlooms along with the time, space and culture that they represent. The immense continent of Asia is home to three prominent civilizations, namely Chinese, Indian and Persian, represented allegorically by the dragon, the elephant and the horse respectively. The three distinctive images, each having its unique vitality and longevity, are transformed into streamline entities and integrated into the architecture, in which one sees the ongoing communication and interaction of the three invaluable heritages. The branch museum took over 15 years to complete. The project was first initiated in July 2001 and officially opened on Dec. 28, 2015 to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the National Palace Museum.
The Southern branch museum took over 15 years to complete