Why was the collection of the Forbidden City on display at the National Palace Museum? During the Japanese invasion, China decided to move the works stored in the Forbidden City so that the enemy would steal them. At the beginning of the conflicts, the elements of the collection were moved throughout China and then ended up in Nanjing. Then a few years later, when the war escalated, the works were evacuated to Taiwan at the National Palace Museum. So they went through a long journey of 32 years.
What dynasties can be found in the National Palace Museum? Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing are the four dynasties represented.