Hwa Kang Museum

The Hwa Kang Museum (Chinese: 華岡博物館; pinyin: Huágāng Bówùguǎn) is a museum in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan. The museum is located at the Chinese Culture University.

Hwa Kang Museum
華岡博物館
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Established1971
LocationShilin, Taipei, Taiwan
Coordinates25°08′14″N 121°32′26″E / 25.13722°N 121.54056°E / 25.13722; 121.54056Coordinates: 25°08′14″N 121°32′26″E / 25.13722°N 121.54056°E / 25.13722; 121.54056
TypeMuseum
Websitewww2.pccu.edu.tw

HistoryEdit

In 1963, the museum was founded by founder Professor Chang Chi-yun as the Chinese Arts Artifacts Showroom and located at Da Cheng building. In 1965, it was renamed Cultural Museum and relocated to Da Yi building. In 1968, it was renamed again to International Chinese Studies and Information Exhibition Hall and move and integrated to the university library building. In 1971, the museum was officially established and became the largest university museum in Taiwan. In 1985, the founder's son Chang Jen-hu founded the Hsiao Feng Memorial Hall dedicated to his father. In 1998, the construction of the building that houses the university library, data information center and Hwa Kang Museum was completed. On 1 March 1999 during the university founding anniversary, the museum was officially inaugurated.[1][2]

ArchitectureEdit

The museum spans over a total floor area of 1,200 m2 in 3 stories and the Ao-Hou Nien Arts Center.

ExhibitionEdit

Its permanent exhibition consists of 50,000 works, centuries of Chinese ceramics, modern Western and Chinese paintings, modern Chinese calligraphic works, Chinese folk arts, photos and woodblock prints.[3]

ActivitiesEdit

The museum regularly holds regular invitational, group and solo exhibitions, as well as educational and promotional activities such as lectures, tours and conferences on special subjects and theme classes and activities that help promote the advancement of cultural and artistic life in the community.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hwa Kang Museum: A Unique Campus Jewel". Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ Lee, Derek (28 October 2005). "Hwa Kang Museum opens its treasure trove of art". Taipei Times. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Hwa Kang Museum, Chinese Culture University / 中國文化大學華岡博物館". Taiwanese. Retrieved 30 October 2016.