Castiglione's Road to China

  1. Artist: Victoria Lu,Institute for Information Industry
Three Hundred Years' of Memories; Eight Thousand Miles of Travel

Viewers are able to learn about the various chapters in Castiglione's life 300 years ago through videos on Castiglione's life and works using touch screens and hand controllers.

Visitors can choose to either watch video clips or download the full video onto mobile devices. The video introduces Castiglione's birthplace, Milan, the cities he had travelled to, including Genova and Coimbra, and his journey in Beijing after he sailed all the way from Lisbon to China. It also includes the remains of the European-styled buildings that he participated in the design of the Old Summer Palace.