Nov 22, 2017 General Comments Off on National Taiwan Museum reopens after latest renovation
The National Taiwan Museum has reopened on November 20 after its fourth and latest renovation.
Built in 1915, the National Taiwan Museum established itself as an important landmark in early 20th century Taipei. The museum has been listed as a national historic site.
The exhibitions at the museum focus on natural and human history. It has a total of 367 cultural relics and animal specimens on permanent display. The specimens include examples of several extinct species, such as the Formosan clouded leopard. Some of the notable historical relics include the pearl accessories worn by Mona Rudao, the indigenous leader in the Musha Incident, the last uprising against colonial Japanese rule in Taiwan. The museum also displays hundreds of rare metal ores, of which many are exclusive to Taiwan.
The reopening of the museum attracted several key political and cultural figures, including Culture Minister Cheng Li-chun. Cheng said that during the Japanese colonial occupation, the exhibits focused on the theme of modernity. In the democratic era, the museum's focus has shifted to Taiwan's cultural heritage. The goal of the museum, she said, is to showcase Taiwan's culture to the rest of the world.
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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