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The National Memory Database project is one of the Ministry's flagship initiatives aimed at encouraging Taiwanese nationals to document their life stories and personal experiences.
To promote the initiative, the National Hsinchu Living Arts Center will organize six forums between April and May to allow experts and scholars to teach audiences how to narrate and record their stories in a systematic manner.
The topics include interview techniques, basic introduction to digital photography, and the importance of folk history. Among the speakers are Hsu Hsueh-chih (許雪姬), president of the Taiwan Oral History Society and researcher of the Academia Sinica, and TV station official Hsiung Yi-shan (熊移山).
Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai has noted that if many people tell and record their stories, they can become inspirations for artists and other creative professionals. The Minister's hope is that the more members of the general public would take part in the project, and tell their stories and those of their elderly family members.
The oral history collected in the project is stored at http://www.storytaiwan.tw.