The Department of World Cultural Heritage Monitoring is primarily responsible for developing the management system, technical standards, and warning criteria for monitoring the protection of the Palace Museum, a World Cultural Heritage site. The department furthermore coordinates all monitoring and management of the Palace Museum heritage site.
The department’s major duties are as follows:
1. to communicate with and contact domestic and international institutions and organizations related to cultural heritage protection;
2. to offer training and hold exchange activities for personnel engaged in the monitoring and management of heritage sites; to develop monitoring systems and technical standards;
3. to conduct inspections and surveys of cultural heritage elements;
4. to monitor the deterioration of the heritage site, environment, and visitors and conduct risk assessments; to research and develop monitoring technologies and conduct studies on identifying the source of risks;
5. to put forward the overall requirement for building a platform for information management and monitoring cultural heritage, and support to develop the monitoring platform and information transmission network;
6. to complete other tasks assigned by the superior units and the Palace Museum leadership.