The first live webcast of Palace Museum in 600 years

The Palace Museum, currently closed, conducted a live webcast, the first of its kind, on Sunday, allowing audiences a chance to enjoy the beauty of the museum at home. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Palace Museum has been closed since January 25, for over 70 days. There are three live webcasts on April 5 and April 6.

Screenshot of the Palace Museum live on CCTV.

Screenshot of the Palace Museum live on CCTV.

During the first webcast, guides introduced the architecture, history and culture of the time-honored Palace Museum. 

The 600-year-old Palace Museum has enjoyed increasingly popularity over the last few years. It received among over 17 million visitors in 2018, as the museum announced at a press conference. 

According to its data, the Palace Museum has attracted growing number of young people born in the 80s and 90s – possibly the same group of people watching the live streaming online.

(Cover image: The Palace Museum. /VCG)