To mark International Museum Day on May 18, nearly 160 public and private museums have provided diverse activities and programs across Taiwan throughout the month of May to encourage people to visit and experience the charm of museums.
Museums under the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education, as well as the celebrated National Palace Museum and local governments across Taiwan, have worked together to offer free or reduced admissions, and curated special programs to welcome people to learn and explore museum collections.
The month-long "Fun Museum Travel Tours” included two parts: a bingo game and an essay contest. The former encourages people to visit museums and scan the QR code on posters to receive electronic bingo stamps to win awards; the latter invites people to write down the touching moments of their museum visits.
In addition, one-day trips were recommended by city or county departments of cultural affairs. Each program offers visitors an unforgettable spiritual and visual feast based on distinctive regional elements and specialties.
Established in 1977, International Museum Day is globally celebrated on May 18 as an occasion to raise awareness of the important roles that museums play in the development of society.