“Case Lab Metaworld" is a large-scale immersive theme exhibition organized by the China Cultural Relics Exchange Center, the National Library (National Museum of Classic Books), and Beijing Zhongchuang International Exhibition Co., Ltd. The exhibition is currently on display during the summer. It is officially open to the public in the third and fourth exhibition halls of the National Museum of Classic Books.
This exhibition has been authorized by the Conan Doyle Estate Ltd. from the UK. It is divided into four units, which are "Emergence of a Crime Fighter," "The Invisible Jazzman Creating Legends," "Influence on Future Generations Validating Truth," and "Case Lab Metaworld". The exhibition begins with the creation process of The Complete Sherlock Holmes in the first unit and extends to the legendary life of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, in the second unit. The third unit introduces the influence of Sherlock Holmes on future reasoning and related IP derivative works. Visitors will walk through the streets of Victorian-era Britain and finally enter the highlight of the exhibition, the fourth unit, "Case Lab Metaworld". This part includes the restoration of Holmes' story scenes, presentations of 12 classic cases, interactive exhibitions, and a "crime scene," all aimed at providing visitors with a more immersive exhibition experience and a more realistic detective experience.
The exhibition displays over 80 Chinese, English, and Japanese documents, including more than 100 volumes, such as early English editions and collections of Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the earliest Chinese translations of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and translations in different periods. It also showcases Conan Doyle's biography and translations, as well as academic research papers, allowing visitors to gain a deeper understanding of this classic literary work and experience the artistic charm of detective novels.
Beijing is the first stop of the exhibition's nationwide tour. It is also an important component of the "2023 Beijing Art Trading and Exhibition Month" and has been included in the 11th Beijing Cultural Consumption Season. The exhibition is a ticketed event and will be on display until November 2, 2023.