The National Museum of Taiwan History (NMTH) cooperated with the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco to organize online live events with the local Irish Forum in the United States in promotion of Taiwan's history and culture.
On July 23, the Director of NMTH Chang Lung-chih (張隆志) and more than 20 people from all walks of life from the United States conducted online exchange and shared Taiwan’s culture through the NMTH's permanent exhibition in hopes of using the event as a starting point for further transnational cultural exchange activities by the NMTH.
After representatives from the three sides launched the event, NMTH introduced the island of Taiwan through video screenings and guides starting from the prehistoric era, the Dutch period, the Qing Dynasty period, and the Japanese era up until the post-war era Taiwan. Director Chang Lung-chih added that each ethnic group has its unique culture, and Taiwan has formed unique and globally renowned characteristics due to the migration and integration of several waves of people in history.
Online attendees raised questions enthusiastically. In addition to being curious about the social phenomena and political relations of the historical era, they also asked questions regarding the use of Taiwanese phonetic symbols and Roman pinyin, and were curious about the current situation between Taiwan and China.
NMTH just renovated the permanent exhibition in January this year and reopened in January. Despite going into Level 3 alert in May, the NMTH was able to successively launch a podcast, which combined an existing educational digital resource integration platform to provide virtual and physical museum services.