The Ministry of Culture inaugurated the renovation project of an old building in Taipei on Dec. 20 to transform it into the first comics base in Taiwan. The renovation work is expected to be completed by mid-2018.
The National Taiwan Museum launched a new edition of the 'Annotated Checklist of Brachyuran Crabs from Taiwan' by Taiwanese and Singaporean scholars on Dec. 16 to keep the list up to date for research on crab biology.
'Green Touch: Asia Eco Craft Design Exhibition,' an exhibition exploring the green philosophy and design practiced in contemporary crafts, features works by 34 artists from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines.
To foster deeper and more diverse collaboration in the arts among the cultural communities of Latin America, Caribbean, and Taiwan, a grants program offered by the Ministry of Culture will accept proposals through Jan. 23, 2018.
Chang Hsien-ping is a leading artisan who has refined Taiwan's wicker crafts by using bamboo to create unconventional woven vessels. He is the recipient of this year's National Crafts Achievement Award.