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NMTH’s exhibition ‘Transcending 1624: Taiwan and the World’ inaugurated

  • Date:2024-02-05
NMTH’s exhibition Transcending 1624_Taiwan and the World inaugurated

The historical exhibition “Transcending 1624: Taiwan and the World (跨‧1624:世界島臺灣)” jointly organized by the National Museum of Taiwan History (NMTH) and the Kobe City Museum of Japan was officially inaugurated in Tainan City, bringing together hundreds of artifacts from 20 countries, including the Netherlands.


At the opening event, Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said that this exhibition serves as a guide to look back at the hard work of the predecessors who pioneered the development of this island, leading to a prosperous and inclusive society.  


Besides that, he highlighted that the Executive Yuan will continue to support the NMTH so that it can grow to be an international-oriented venue deeply ingrained with the past, present, and future of Taiwanese culture. 


Culture Minister Shih Che said that this international exhibition aims to change the fixed, singular perception of Taiwan by presenting the country in the context of global maritime exchange, which started 400 years ago. 2024 marks the 400th year since Taiwan was put on the world map in 1624.


The NMTH director Chang Lung-chih (張隆志) pointed out that this exhibition explores the history of Taiwan island, global maritime history, post-colonial history, contemporary world history, and environmental history. It features new historical narratives, and never-before-seen artifacts, as well as a history classroom, inviting the public to reflect on Taiwan's history collectively.


This exhibition is open now until June. 30 at the NMTH. For more information, please visit NMTH’s website and Facebook page.