Mobile Museum of Taiwan Literature
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National Museum of TaiwanLiterature: We Deliver the Museum to Your Home

According to the traditional concept of a museum, its missionshould be the preservation and exhibition of artifacts. Yet, with thedevelopment of new ideas about museums, the establishment of a museum should emphasizecaring about human beings, and enhancing the communication between a museum andpeople as well as communities. Many museums established in recent years in Taiwanare mandated to preserve the local memories or local features. They areestablished, not simply for preserving artifacts, but also to create amuseum-like environment.

The main building of the National Museum of Taiwan Literaturewas originally a national historic site with a history of one hundred years.The Museum was official opened in 2003 to systematically collect and preservethe works of literature written by different ethnic groups from the differentperiods, including: the early indigenous inhabitants, Dutch and SpanishFormosa, Ming Koxinga, Qing rule, Japanese Occupation, and the Republic. Inaddition to the functions of collecting, preserving, and conducting researches,the National Museum of Taiwan Literature also brings literature closer to thepublic and promotes cultural development through exhibitions, activities andpublic education.

In recent years, the Ministry of Culture has eagerly promoted“the Policy of Soil” to distribute cultural resources evenly so that the gap ofculture and art between cities and rural areas can be bridged. In order toprovide local services for people from remote areas so that they can appreciatethe rich contents of NMTL without travelling far, NMTL initiated the tour of“Mobile Museum of Taiwan Literature.” Through exhibitions with specific themesand education activities related to literature, the tour introduces the worldof Taiwanese literature to visitors. This tour also enables more people to knowabout NMTL, so that they can use different educational resources provided byNMTL by visiting the Museum or via the internet.

This year, with the belief of deepening the local culturalroots, NMTL initiated the second tour exhibition “Tone of Rhythm: InterpretingTaiwan Literature through Voice” to promote Taiwan literature through mobileexhibitions. These exhibitions show the power of literature conveyed throughsound. Reading is not the only way to appreciateliterature; the beauty of Taiwanliterature can also be presented through storytelling, folk songs, slang, anddrama.

Results of Every Year

Located in Tainanwith a national mission, NMTL initiated “Mobile Museum of Taiwan Literature,”which was carried by a container car, without being restricted by geographicallimitation. “The Literature Tour” project also delivered literature resourceseverywhere in Taiwan.The Mobile Museumhas toured around Taiwanand travelled through 19 counties and towns, and the number of visitors totaledmore than 100,000. “The Literature Tour” also held 15 activities with about1,000 participants.

Since the beginning of the tour in 2010, this is the firth year of Mobile Museum of Taiwan Literature, and it is going to finish anotherround of touring Taiwan.A new tour is going to start this year. The tour route since 2010 is marked onthe chart.

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
jimmy Picture Book
jimmy Picture Book
Chishang Activity
Chishang Activity

National Museum of Taiwan Literatur ADD:No.1, Zhongzheng Rd.,West Central District,Tainan City 700, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday 09:00-18:00, Friday, Saturday 09:00-21:00, Closed Mondays fixed