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Chenchen Hou

The Palace Museum

Department of Digital & Website

Country: China

ITP Year: 2015


Chenchen works in the digital department of the Palace Museum, Beijing. The department’s aim is to replicate the wonder of the Forbidden City digitally, providing culture information in an engaging way using digital technology such as mobile apps, VR and more. Her responsibilities include making 3D models of cultural relics and ancient architecture, creating digital effects and managing the digital database. She is also involved in research and experimentation regarding the latest digital technology.

Chenchen is interested in digital technologies for exhibitions and engagement, as well as the use of digital as a strategy for reducing damage to cultural relics.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme in 2015, Chenchen was based in the Asia Department. Her UK Partner placement was spent with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

In 2015 each participant was asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition based on the physical space and concept of the Asahi Shimbun Displays in Room 3 at the British Museum.  Chenchen’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Daily Life in the Forbidden City: Falangcai Bowl with Peonies.

Chenchen’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (UK).