the first cultural relics drama queen/king party kicked off on the 42nd international museum day on may 20th as a short video co-produced by several museums in china spread and got popular rapidly online.
the museum cultural relics in the video, unlike those normal ones in serious looking, act cute together, which really makes people unable to resist their charm. a series of national treasures are even transformed as the method actors who can make finger hearts and dust-patting dance with the winking by its "98k electric eyes"(meaning charming eyes) in the short video.
zhejiang provincial museum also sent two small but exquisite relics to the party. let's have a look!
a boat-shaped water dropper made by celadons from longquan kilns in the yuan dynasty (元·龙泉窑青瓷舟形砚滴)
the artifact-themed documentary if national treasures could talk is a bona fide blockbuster after a successful first season aired on china central television and video websites earlier this year. each of the 25 episodes introduced important artifacts from museums nationwide. it has been viewed more than 10 million times online and was scored 9.5 out of 10 on douban, china's leading review and rating website.
the second season is scheduled to be aired in summer, the documentary's cctv production team announced at an event in shanghai on the international museum day. a trailer was also released indicating several featured artifacts, such as the gilt-bronze changxin lamp dating to the western han dynasty (202 bc-ad 12). technologies such as thermal sensing, 3-d scanning, and holography are being used to create a much more vivid effect to the relics.