Chiayi Art Museum

The Chiayi Art Museum (traditional Chinese: 嘉義市立美術館; simplified Chinese: 嘉义市立美术馆; pinyin: Jiāyì Shìlì Měishùguǎn) is an art museum in West District, Chiayi City, Taiwan.

Chiayi Art Museum
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EstablishedNovember 2020; 2 years ago (2020-11)
LocationWest, Chiayi City, Taiwan
Coordinates23°28′37.2″N 120°26′26.5″E / 23.477000°N 120.440694°E / 23.477000; 120.440694Coordinates: 23°28′37.2″N 120°26′26.5″E / 23.477000°N 120.440694°E / 23.477000; 120.440694
Typeart museum
DirectorLai Yi-hsin
ArchitectM.H.Wang Architects and Associates, Studiobase Architects
Public transit accessChiayi Station
WebsiteOfficial website


The museum building was originally constructed in 1936 as a factory of the Chiayi branch of Taiwan Tobacco and Wine Monopoly Bureau during the Japanese rule of Taiwan.[1] In November 2020, it was reopened as Chiayi Art Museum in an inaugurated ceremony by Mayor Huang Min-hui.[2] On 27 January 2021, Eslite Bookstore opened a bookshop at the museum.[3] The current director of the museum is Lai Yi-Hsin.[4]


The museum original factory building consisted of a main building and two warehouses. After it was turned into a museum, it consists of art spaces, library, shop, restaurant and garden.[1] The museum was designed by M.H.Wang Architects and Associates and Studiobase Architects. It has a total floor area of 5,179 m2[5]


The museum is accessible within walking distance south of Chiayi Station of Taiwan Railways.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Huang, Tzu-li (14 August 2020). "Historical site-turned-art museum to be new landmark in Taiwan's Chiayi". Taiwan News. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Chiayi museum boosts cultural identity in southern Taiwan". Taiwan Today. 30 July 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  3. ^ Taiwan News Staff Writer (28 January 2021). "Eslite opens pop-up bookstore at museum in southwestern Taiwan". Taiwan News. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Chiayi Art Museum". Museums. Ministry of Culture. 30 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Chiayi Art Museum / Studiobase Architects + M.H.Wang Architects and Associates". ArchDaily. Retrieved 30 November 2021.

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