The draft Culture Basic Law passed its third review by the Legislative Yuan on May 10, outlining state obligations regarding cultural rights, guidelines for the implementation of cultural policies, separate regulations for cultural governance, legal basis for cultural impact assessments, and relief measures for violated cultural rights.
The Ministry of Culture held a press conference in Taipei on May 15 to outline how museums across Taiwan will engage the public on International Museum Day 2019. More than 50 participating venues will offer free access on May 18, and 140-plus events will run through the end of May.
The National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is hosting a series of activities beginning with Mother's Day celebrations to mark the 47th anniversary of its May 16, 1972 opening in Taipei. Upcoming events include a memorial exhibition on the hall's late architect Wang Da-hung.
Shu Lea Cheang works in a range of creative fields, including net-based installation art, video, and film production. Marked by strong feminist and queer elements, her pieces explore the relationships among sex, the human body, the internet, and modern society.
Wang Da-hong was the first architect from Taiwan who acquired comprehensive Western knowledge in modern theory and applied it to Chinese architecture. For his contributions to Taiwan's modern architecture movement, he received the National Cultural Award in 2013.