The clue is hidden in the cultural relics, “Museum Script Kill” is here!
The clue is hidden in the cultural relics, “Museum Script Kill” is here!
The scene of “Dream of Famen”. Yang Jiao/photo
In “, players experience calligraphy. Ronnie/photo
Making tea and burning incense is a necessary skill, brain-burning reasoning is the way to open it, and the pass code is hidden in the thousand-year cultural relics……
Chen Yajing, a student from Hunan Normal University, and her friends, specially teamed up to the Changsha Museum to play script kills.
They did not go wrong. “The Treasures of the Underground Palace-A Special Exhibition of the Essences of the Tang Dynasty Court Cultural Relics of Famen Temple” was recently exhibited at the Changsha Museum. Put on a costume of the Tang Dynasty, comb your hair into the appearance of a Chinese, and put yourself in the Tang-style houses in the streets and alleys. The cultural relics of the underground palace of Famen Temple are all clues… A museum script called “Famen Dream Shadow” was killed, just like this ceremony. The scene opened with great feeling.
When viewing exhibitions becomes a way of life for young people, it is also a routine operation for museums to provide cultural creation. What I didn’t expect is that museums can also join forces with the script killing in full swing.
The clue is the real cultural relics that “replace the fake”
“Fa Men Dream Shadow” is an original script, jointly created by the Changsha Museum and the Hunan Provincial Tea Museum. The story takes place in the Huichang period of the Tang Dynasty (the reign of Wuzong of the Tang Dynasty, 841-846), because “Tang Wuzong destroyed the Buddha”, the court sent secret agents to search for relics (the real relics of Shakyamuni unearthed from the underground palace of Famen Temple-reporter’s note); In modern times, people have different opinions on how to protect the cultural relics unearthed from Famen Temple. One is conservative and the other is open. The two sides mistakenly touched the agency during the dispute and traveled back to the Tang Dynasty.
So, a group of players are divided into 3 camps: loyal and strong conservative guards, alert and intelligent open scholars, and hidden Datang agents. The event space is divided into two parts, one is the exhibition hall itself, and the other is a Tang-like space specially built for games. As for how to play, I can’t say too much detail, but according to Chen Yajing, making tea and burning incense is a necessary skill, brain-burning reasoning is the way to open it, and the pass code is hidden in the thousand-year cultural relics…
“The NPC (non-player character in the game that promotes the development of the plot-reporter’s note) is very professional. It not only restores the Tang Dynasty on the “hardware” such as Fuhuadao, but also has to learn the “software” such as the history and culture of the Tang Dynasty. The young lady who plays “Qiu Niang” works during the day and does homework at night to learn about the history of the Tang Dynasty. There are also NPCs teaching players to grind tea and make incense…
Chen Yajing discovered that “Dream of Famen” and the market Compared with the script killing above, the same point is that the task is completed based on the clues provided by the script, but there is no “death” in the museum, and the ultimate goal is not to find the “murderer” but to find the relic. The bigger difference is that in general script kills, players just play with paper scripts in a room, while the game venue of “Dream of Famen” is the entire exhibition hall, plus the space built by the real scene, the immersive experience is stronger , Lassos are real cultural relics like fake replacements.
“In the process of playing, we have to constantly look for clues in the cultural relics in the exhibition hall. The knowledge and the game are combined, which will be more profound than simply watching the exhibition.” Chen Yajing said.
According to Yi Rong, executive deputy curator of Hunan Tea Museum, “Dream of Famen” is strictly a “script tour”. “Many of the cultural relics unearthed from the underground palace of Famen Temple are related to tea, such as gilt silver tea with flying sky and crane pattern and silver tea trough with gilt gilt hung and wild goose pattern… China’s tea culture is extensive and profound, and we want the audience to learn while visiting the exhibition. Knowledge about tea culture, such as clothing, incense, painting and calligraphy, etc.”
“Fa Men Meng Ying” also designed a child-oriented version “Treasures in the Underground Palace”, which weakened the logical reasoning part. A set of dossier opens six tasks, covering art, tea ceremony, history, etc.
Visit museums and play script kills, the two major social methods hit it off at once.
The game space and exhibition hall of “Dream of Famen” are interlinked, which forms a kind of interesting confrontation. : The player looks at the cultural relics, and the audience also looks at the player while looking at the cultural relics.
Central South University students promised that they felt a little uncomfortable at first. They were playing a dress-up game in a public place. There were spectators walking around curiously, even interjecting to ask what you were doing. But it didn’t take long for him to accept this state. “The open space expands the scope of the game’s infection. Not only can people who play the game be immersed in it, but we also become part of the exhibition. The head is more interested in exhibitions.”
In 2020, under the influence of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Chinese museums will still receive 540 million visitors. According to another survey, the main crowd visiting the museum is concentrated in the 18-40 years old. The museum has become a place for young people to socialize, and the popularity of script killing does not need to be said. The two major social methods of young people are just like in the museum script killing.
The little friends who came to play with Chen Yajing are all members of the local cultural heritage charity organization “Department City”, which is dominated by college students. They usually work together for cultural heritage undertakings online and offline. There are not many opportunities to meet. “In fact, it is the first time that many friends meet offline today. Watching the exhibition is a relatively static activity, but the museum script kill is like an icebreaker game, which makes everyone quickly familiar with it. After halfway through the game, everyone will be familiar with it until the beginning of the fight. ‘, start to’grab’ things.”
Yi Rong feels that for a “script tour” in a museum, there is a big limitation that is not available at night, and an event takes two hours. Therefore, one day can only be arranged in the morning and one in the afternoon. “If night tours can be opened, more young people will be able to participate in the evening on weekdays.”
The “script tour” is just a carrier. In Yi Rong’s vision, the tea ceremony, incense path, and clothing involved in the game can all be turned into cultural and creative products that the audience can take away after playing.
Many museum script kills are coming
“Fa Men Dreaming” is not the earliest museum script kill. As early as 2019, Shanghai Museum of Glass launched the “Artist” at Christmas. “The Mystery of Disappearance”, the story itself takes place in the museum, and the player can be called a fully immersive experience. As museums and script kills are getting hotter, many museum script kills are coming.
Recently, Luoyang Museum launched a “When will Luoyang East Wind Come”. The story is set in Luoyang during the Jin Dynasty, where the love, hatred, and hatred of heroes and sons and daughters were staged one after another. Cultural relics such as the “Jingui Yihu King” gold seal, open-cut dragon-pattern agate bibs, and golden lion charms have all become key clues in the script killing.
Jiangmen Wuyi Overseas Chinese Museum, as a local professional museum, created “Chinatown Storm” based on real historical events in accordance with local conditions. The famous American leader Situ Meitang wanted to lead Hongmen representatives from all over the Americas to return to Shanghai to participate in the “Five Continents Hongmen Sentence Conference” to discuss national affairs with various domestic parties. After each script kill is over, the staff will also take the player to the progress hall to conduct a replay of the game by way of explanation, so that the player has a deeper understanding of this period of history.
Pan Shouyong, a professor at Shanghai University, has been committed to the academic research of museology for a long time. He also loves “playing.” Under the premise, I fully support the killing of the museum script”.
“Museum is a place to transfer knowledge, a museum or an exhibition, focusing on a certain point of knowledge, and the script created from this will be unique in content, and there will be no such thing as a thousand museums. ‘The situation; and it has good space conditions-24 hours of constant temperature and humidity, good lighting system, equipment guarantee system, which is also beneficial to the open night scene of public cultural spaces.” Pan Shouyong said, “As of 2020 At the end of the year, there were 5,788 registered museums nationwide. In terms of hardware conditions, I think at least half of them have the conditions to do museum script killing.”
Pan Shouyong is looking forward to more logical scripts. The museum script is not only an immersive script tour, but also comparable in quality to the real script. “There should be a dedicated team to study the creation of scripts, which is suitable for young people’s interests in form and more professional in content. The former requires young creators to open their minds, while the latter requires academic support from scholars and experts. Museum scripts are both interesting and deep.”
When the museum’s cultural and creative products gradually upgraded from simple travel souvenirs to daily necessities for creative life, to various cross-border joint beauty, games, Milk tea, when it comes to the script of the museum, cultural creation is no longer a physical object, but an experience and a spiritual product.
“Museums should not be so “serious” and embrace the lifestyle that young people love. Maybe we don’t know what these new “games” will bring to museums, but as long as they are conducive to the spread of knowledge and value Passing, letting the museum shine, is worth trying.” Pan Shouyong said.