Zhuang YU
The Palace Museum
China

YU Zhuang, Director of Digitization, Department of Information, Palace Museum, Beijing.rnTel: +86 13581596117 E-mail: 13581596117@163.comrnrnMr. YU Zhuang oversees the Palace Museum’ web and new media projects, and mobile applications under the ambitious, multifaceted initiative “Digital Palace Museum”, which aims to broaden access to the museum’s fast-growing programs and 1.8 million treasures from the imperial collection of the Forbidden City to 4 millions users. As Artistic Director and Chief Designer of the newly designed website of the Palace Museum, Yu has won numerous awards, including the prize for the Best Website at the ICOM Conference in Shanghai in 2010. Yu played a major role in promoting exchanges between the Palace Museum and the international museum community on digitization and the web. As a leading expert in web design, online exhibition, digital project administration in China, he has published a number of articles. Yu earned his BA in Graphic Design from the Art School of the Central Minzu University in 2003.