Tag Archives: National Library of China

Reading into the future in China

(8 June 2018) The National Library of China is building a new book repository to protect China’s ancient literary treasures – and its cultural heritage – for future generations. Wang Kaihao reports. China is preparing to build a “Noah’s Ark” for precious books and documents from ancient times, an official from the National Library of […]


Read More...


Relish cultural treasure at National Library of China

(3 January 2018) Responding to China’s first library law which guarantees libraries’ cultural service function for the public, the National Library takes the lead in bringing traditional cultural gems closer to people in Beijing. On Jan 1, the library opened an exhibition on Siku Quanshu, also known as the Imperial Collection of Four. It is […]


Read More...


BRICS alliance of libraries sign outcome documents

(30 July 2017) On 6 July 2017, during the Second Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Culture, Han Yongjin, Director of the National Library of China (NLC), Adam Jayme Muniz, Director General, Department of International Promotion, the Ministry of Culture of Brazil, Mikhail Afanasev, Director General, State Public Historical Library, Russia, Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director General […]


Read More...


National Library of China displays digital murals

(26 April 2017) A new exhibition showcasing digital replicas of murals and sculptures from Buddhist temples in North China’s Shanxi Province kicked off on Tuesday at the National Library of China (NLC) in Beijing. Hosted by the Chinese Fine Art Research and Development Center (CFARDC) under the Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association and the […]


Read More...


Bound for China: Shakespeare, Sherlock and Charlotte Brontë

Ten of the British Library’s most iconic treasures will be loaned to China for the first time ever as part of a wide-ranging programme of cultural exchange between the UK’s national Library and partner institutions in China. (23 March 2017) Shakespeare to Sherlock: Treasures of the British Library is a joint exhibition at the National […]


Read More...


The National Library of China website wins award

(8 December 2016) On 24 November, the Department of General Affairs of the Ministry of Culture, Network Security and Information Leading Group Office of the Ministry of Culture issued The circular on commending advanced institutions of 2016 the Ministry of Culture government websites construction. The National Library of China (NLC) website ranked the first with […]


Read More...


The NLC holds the China-South Asia Library Management and Service Seminar

(26 November 2016) From 12 November to 20 November, the National Library of China (NLC) held the China-South Asia Library Management and Service Seminar with Library New Development in the Internet Era as the theme. 14 attendees from home and abroad attended the seminar, including 3 Chinese attendees from Yunnan Province, Qinghai Province, and Xinjiang […]


Read More...


The Experience Area of National Digital Library of China is exhibited in 2016 Chinese Library Annual Conference

(4 November 2016) Through virtual reality, human-machine interaction, video and so on, the Experience Area of the National Digital Library of China displayed the development achievements of the Digital Library Promotion Project, including network interconnection, unified user authentication, cooperative development and sharing of resources, and library big data application. It also provided interactive experiences for […]


Read More...


iGroup集团向中国国家图书馆捐赠全套奥杜邦《美国鸟类》复制绘本

近日,iGroup资讯集团(亚太)有限公司(以下简称iGroup集团)主席Mr. Lee (PoteNarittakurn)向中国国家图书馆捐赠由世界著名的动物画家、鸟类学家、博物学家约翰.詹姆斯.奥杜邦的《美国鸟类》第一版原作复制的21世纪珍藏版绘本全书。该套鸟类绘本曾被誉为美国国宝以及19世纪最伟大和最具影响力的著作。它不仅是鸟类学研究的重要资料,也是不可多得的艺术杰作。第一版《美国鸟类》的藏本在2010年曾被拍卖出7,300,000 英镑(约合11,500,000美元)的天价,成为史上最昂贵的图书之一。 iGroup集团和大日本印刷社根据原版复制的《美国鸟类》21世纪珍藏版绘本全书一套四卷,共435页。采用了8000万像素的相机对原版进行拍摄,并经过特殊的数字化加工处理,采用无酸的日本竹尾纸印制,由日本匠师经过几个月的印刷制作以及手工装订而成。绘本为特开本100CM长,68CM宽,整书重量超过90公斤。 捐赠仪式于2016年10月12日下午在中国国家图书馆总馆南区北轩举行。中国国家图书馆馆长助理汪东波先生出席并主持了捐赠仪式。国家图书馆国际交流处、业务处、参考咨询部、外文采编部、古籍馆等相关负责人以及iGroup集团主席Mr.Lee、iGroup中国公司、香港公司等负责人参加了捐赠仪式。 Mr Wang Dongbo (5th left) with Mr Pote Lee to his right at the donation ceremony 捐赠仪式上,汪东波代表图书馆韩永进馆长欢迎iGroup团队一行,并介绍了国家图书馆的基本情况。中国国家图书馆目前馆舍面积约28万平方米排名世界第三,有107年的历史, 1500多名员工, 3600多万馆藏资源。中文资源和外文资源的馆藏比例约为6:4。目标是成为全世界最大的中文资源藏家和国内最大的外文资源藏家。除了纸本收藏外,国家图书馆也购买了众多中外文数字资源。国家图书馆馆藏中还有很多个人藏家和机构的捐赠,这些宝贵的文献资源保存在国家图书馆,为国家立法决策和普通读者提供服务。 Mr. Lee代表iGroup集团很高兴向中国国家图书馆捐献《美国鸟类》这套绘本全书。Mr.Lee 介绍说,这套绘本书最初的版本已有200年历史了,那时还没有相机,没有现代化的彩色打印技术,作者在纸上用画笔手绘出鸟的真实形象(与鸟一比一的比例)。前后10几年才完成整套书的印制工作,非常不易。第一版总共印制了约140套,大多由国外图书馆和博物馆收藏,有11套为私人藏家收藏,在亚洲仅有一套藏在日本明星大学(Meisei University);在澳大利亚有一册藏在墨尔本公共图书馆,但是其中有页缺失。40年前,荷兰和美国的出版社合作曾经复制再版过,但是这些复制绘本也很难找到。这次我们和大日本印刷社合作,在日本完成重印,整个工程花了9个月时间,我们用一台8000万像素的相机拍摄,拍摄时用高光照射确保画面平整, 并采用凹凸铜版印刷和特种无酸纸。一套书的手工装订就需花4 周时间。一共制作了100 套。我们的愿望就是向中国国家图书馆捐赠一套,让中国公众和未来的几代人也能欣赏到这部两百年前的艺术珍品,让他们了解前人是多么努力的工作以及他们的艺术成果。 Mr Pote Lee (4th right) with Mr Wang Dongbo to his right admiring The Birds of America. 汪东波表示我们很高兴能够收藏到这套由iGroup 捐赠的《美国鸟类》,中国很多读者尤其是年轻一代会很有兴趣,考虑到这套书的大尺寸和珍贵,我们会在国家典籍博物馆采用展览方式呈现给公众,并再次感谢iGroup 的慷慨捐赠。 iGroup 是亚太地区最大的学术和科研资讯服务提供商,成员公司遍布亚太十四个国家和地区。捐赠仪式结束后,iGroup 团队一行应邀参观了国家典籍博物馆。 […]


Read More...


iGroup donates Audubon’s The Birds of America 21st Century Edition to the National Library of China

(28 October 2016) Mr. Pote Lee, Chairman of the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd has donated to the National Library of China a copy of the 21st Century Edition of The Birds of America, a masterwork by the artist and ornithologist John James Audubon. The Birds of America has been hailed as a United States national […]


Read More...


National Library of China launches digital database of ancient books

(30 September 2016) The National Library of China recently launched two online services for readers - the Basic Database of the Registered Ancient Books Surveyed Around China and the Digital Library of Chinese Ancient Books. As an important academic achievement, the Basic Database allows readers from all over the world to check online the catalog of […]


Read More...


The National Valuable Ancient Books Exhibition opens in China

(21 June 2016) On 8 June 2016, on the eve of Culture Heritage Day, the National Valuable Ancient Books Exhibition, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and State Administration of Cultural Heritageand organized by the National Library of China (China National Center for Preservation & Conservation of Ancient Books, National Museum of Classic […]


Read More...


National Library of China celebrates founder’s centennial

(20 April 2016) The National Library of China in Beijing has kicked off commemorative events honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of its former director Ren Jiyu (1916-2009). Ren, a renowned philosopher, librarian and scholar, was among the founders of religion studies in New China. He organized compilation of a series of key books, […]


Read More...


National Library of China outlines New Year plans

(26 January 2016) The National Library of China has announced its list of events for the upcoming Spring Festival. A New Year couplet contest will be one the interactive games processed via its website. A New Year couplet exhibition will be run from Jan 26 to give an introduction of the Chinese couplet culture. The […]


Read More...


The Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911

Experience 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries. From life at court to life in the villages and fields, glimpse the world of China’s last imperial dynasty and its wealth of cultural tradition. See exquisite and precious objects from the National Library of China. Marvel at drawings and […]


Read More...