Twelve Beauties by The Palace Museum (iPad)
Released: May 14, 2013
Version: 1.2
Size: 581 MB
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Twelve Beauties

The Palace Museum
Glimpse the exquisite, elegant life of Imperial China - through a set of screen paintings featuring court ladies whose identity remains a mystery. This interactive experience guides you through twelve meticulously depicted scenes in which the accessories, furniture, and objects for interior decorations aptly illustrate the raison d'être of some of the Palace Museum's highly idiosyncratic collections. Hidden meanings in traditional Chinese auspicious motifs, fashionable hairstyles of the early 18th century, and evolving genre of court lady paintings, are all at your fingertips with the first app of the Palace Museum.

Main features:
1. 360-degree interactive view of selected objects;
2. High-resolution, full-screen images of the paintings;
3. Comparative view of objects depicted and actual objects in the Museum's collection;
4. The magnifying glass function that simulates traditional art examination and connoisseurship;
5. In-depth background information and insiders' stories from different perspectives;
6. Share the app through social networks and email.

About the Palace Museum
Established in 1925, the Palace Museum is installed in the imperial palace of two consecutive dynasties - the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911). The magnificent architecture, also known as the Forbidden City, and the vast holdings of the imperial collections of paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and decorative objects make it one of the most prestigious museums in China and in the world at large.

What's new in version 1.2
1. Optimised some content and images.
2. Increased stability.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Twelve Beauties is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is free.
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