FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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The National Palace Museum
DVD/DVD-ROM Serves Up the Apex of Asian
- Hidden in caves.. .carried thousands of miles on foot.. transported
on hand-towed barges... moving secretly through a country ravaged by war....These
actions aren't missions on
the latest computer game.They are part of the 30-year odyssey of over
600,000 objects.. an
odyssey undertaken to preserve the art treasures of China.
The fruit of these intense labors - the largest collection of Asian art
in the world - is now ready to take a more intimate journey.
Lee & Lee Communications, U.S.A., announced today the release of
"The National Palace Museum Experience," a DVD/DVD-ROM
that creates a virtual-reality tour
of 1,200 objects, bringing the beauty and history of Chinese culture to
Like a computerized treasure hunt, "The National Palace Museum
Experience" allows the user
to unearth a storehouse of cultural relics. Ultra-screen magnification,
highlights of design features, and three-dimensional structural sketches
create an unparalleled way to view and to learn.
"The splendor and richness of these 1 ,200 objects are often difficult
to appreciate in a traditional museum visit," said Melanie McRee
of Lee & Lee Communications, USA, "Aside from having a piece
in your home, "The National Palace Museum Experience"
is absolutely the best way to explore Chinese art."Zooming
in and out, panning, and clicking on objects allows users to
customize their experience. Complementing the visual vibrancy is an orientation
to heighten historical and cultural understanding.
Six theme tours provide the viewer with additional voyages into the vast
empire of Chinese
culture. Tours allow users to analyze animal designs on ritual vessels,
explore the amusements
of the Chinese literary elite, and uncover symbolism behind popular dress
and adornment, among other possibilities. An interactive time-line further
illustrates the depth and breadth of Chinese Art.
After their 30-year journey, many of these works will never again leave
their home in Taipei's National Palace Museum. As the only product of
"The National Palace Museum Experience" may well be
the only opportunity many have to unearth the splendor of an ancient culture.
"The National Palace Museum Experience" is available
now at major software outlets for a suggested retail price of $79.95.