The Ministry of Culture convened the 2018 National Conference on Cultural Governance at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) on Sept. 26, with the heads of local government cultural agencies in attendance to discuss the future of the nation's cultural policies.
After more than a year of discussions between the California-based Sun Ten Museum and the Ministry of Culture, it was recently agreed that the museum would donate its entire collection, free of charge, to Taiwan. The private collection of some 600 important Taiwanese pieces ranges from the Japanese colonial era to the modern day.
The Taipei-based National Taiwan Museum and Thailand's Museum of Siam signed on Sept. 25 a memorandum of understanding focusing on mid- and long-term partnerships for joint exhibitions, international exhibitions, and staff exchanges. This new agreement is expected to generate significant results for the cultural side of Taiwan's Southeast Asian pivot.
The selection of cultural heritage restoration specialist Wang Jun-hao to undertake training with the Vatican Museums marks a new era in exchange between Taiwan's Ministry of Culture and the Holy See. The Vatican Museums are uniquely experienced in the restoration of cultural heritage, and as such, the opportunity to learn from them is a rare honor.
Four well-known museums have come together during the Taichung World Flora Exposition to host the joint exhibition "Flowers of Immense Charm," which spans both institutions and countries to show the public the diverse faces of flora in art.
Lee Mingwei is an acclaimed artist best known for the relational aesthetics in his art. Seeking to explore human connections and the interactions between individuals and society, Lee's participatory artworks have been recognized internationally and featured at exhibitions worldwide.
The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) is slated to become the first national theater in southern Taiwan. Its transformation from a military training base to an international cultural center stands testimony to the advancement of Taiwan's democratic and artistic trajectory.