Sun, Nov 11, 2012 - Page 12 News List

Legend no more

King Wu Ding and Lady Hao, currently on view at the National Palace Museum, presents artifacts from the Shang Dynasty, and sheds light on a society that scholars once deemed mythical

By Ian Bartholomew  /  Staff reporter

A rough sketch of a story of this royal couple can be obtained from the printed materials provided in the exhibition, but for those who wish to get into the finer points of Shang culture and the unique place that King Wu Ding and Lady Hao hold, the audio tour (only available in Chinese, NT$100) is highly recommended.

Performance Notes

What: King Wu Ding and Lady Hao — Art and Culture of the Late Shang Dynasty

When: Until Feb. 19, 2013; everyday from 9am to 5pm

Where: Library Building, National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院圖書文獻大樓), 221, Zhishan Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市至善路二段221號)

Admission: Adults NT$250; children under 110cm tall enter for free

On the Net: Extensive English-language information can be found at

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