Creative products by Palace Museum
Updated: 2014-12-02 10:36
The Palace Museum has been making efforts to change its solemn and dull image. One of its initiatives is new souvenirs that are fun and cute, and marry historical minutiae with modern sensibilities and technologies. The creative cultural products, which are sold through the museum's Taobao store, have become a big hit with netizens. To name just a few:
The much-talked about beaded earphones, priced at RMB120, mimic the beads worn by officials attending the royal court during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). A netizen said wearing it while working gives the illusion that you yourself are an emperor reviewing files submitted by subordinates.