Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun led a June 10 ceremony that marked the start of repair work on the office building and bathhouse of the Taipei Railway Workshop, which will be transformed into the National Railway Museum following the section-by-section arrangement of repairing and opening up the heritage site from 1935.
Twenty-four representatives from 13 artists' villages across Taiwan attended a June 5 meeting at the Lize Puppet Arts Colony in Yilan County to share their experiences and strategies in how they've been operating art residency spaces and fostering an ideal creative environment for artists.
The Taiwan Music Institute has invited music troupes spanning five Taiwanese generations to perform at "Sounds From Across Generations — 2019 Series of Authentic Ethnic Music in Taiwan," a six-concert program that will take place from June through September, to honor the diversity of Taiwan's ethnic music.
Hsu Tsang-houei, known as the "pioneering collector of Taiwanese folk songs," was a forerunner in modern Taiwanese music and a leader in the collection of the nation’s various ethnic musical forms. Later generations have come to see him as one of the most influential figures in the contemporary Taiwanese music world.
Known as the "Teacher’s House," the Chen Yueji Residence has stood for over two centuries, closely tied in with the development of the greater Taipei area. In recognition of its distinctive architecture and historical significance, the residence was recognized as a national historic site after passing review in 2018.