‘Museum’ Tag
Huge National Art Museum of China still not approved
Beijing, August 8th (SCMP)

With Hong Kong’s M+ Museum due to open in 2017, it was widely believed the city would enter an intense rivalry with Beijing as a new centre for art and culture in Asia. Now, such ideas seem premature.

While Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron was picked in June to design a grand 75,000-square-metre arts museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District, it remains unclear when – if at all – Beijing will proceed with its own mega-sized art museum on the capital’s northern outskirts.

It has been almost a year since French architect Jean Nouvel won the highly coveted commission to design the 130,000-square-metre National Art Museum of China (Namoc) that will be sited next to the National Stadium. However, Nouvel’s conceptual design, which was inspired by an ink brushstroke, still has not been approved by China’s new leadership.

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Source: SCMP

Next-Generation Immersive Entertainment @infoComm|China 2013 Come Visit Us!
Hong Kong, April 6th 2013

Visit the booth of project: syntropy GmbH / domeprojection.com at the infoComm | China 2013 this week in Beijing. We are showcasing our 7 meter flying dome.

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InfoComm China / Beijing
China National Convention Center
Booth G5-01

April 10th 2013: 10am – 5pm
April 11th 2013: 9am – 5pm
April 12th 2013: 9am – 4pm

Macao Science Center Planetarium Confirmed as World’s Highest Resolution 3D Planetarium
Macao, July 21st 2011

The Planetarium at Macao Science Center is awarded the highest resolution 3D planetarium in the world by the Guinness World Records™.

The Planetarium’s dome has a tilted screen of 15.24 m in diameter. , Together with the 12 high resolution projectors of 2,048 x 1,024 pixels, the 3D projection system in the Planetarium is the first digital system to equip simultaneously with ultra-high definition (8,000 x 8,000) and 3D visual effects in the world. Forty-eight high efficiency computers are engaged in processing images and 12 projectors are used for 360-degree projection, providing a high frame quality 16 times finer than ordinary cinema screens.

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Source: Macao Science Center Website

Hangzhou Unveils China Comics & Animation Museum
Hangzhou, May 11th 2011

The museum is the brainchild of international architecture and urban design firm MVRDV, and will be located on Baima Lake in Hangzhou.
The 30,000-square-meter complex is inspired by comic book dialogue boxes, according to MVRDV. They put this concept into practice by designing all the museum’s buildings as bubble structures — eight in total — which are home to three theaters, a cartoon exhibition hall and a comic hall.

One of the balloons is also entirely devoted to interactive experiences where visitors can experiment with animation techniques including blue screen, stop motion and drawing.
The China Comic and Animation Museum’s collections will feature both domestic and international animation works including original drafts of the Chinese animated feature films “Uproar in Heaven” and “Astro Boy shakes hands with the Monkey King.”

The museum is part of a larger plan for the area that will include a series of parks, a public plaza and an expo center.

Source: Animation Insider
Source: CNN Go

Digital Dunhuang to open in 2013

The Dunhuang Research Institute announced late January that the 360-degree spherical movie screen virtual “Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes” project is currently underway and is expected to open to the public in 2013.

News Source: Sina
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