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August 26, 2023

Rediscovering Cultural Marvels 

Talk

Taiwan

Unveiling the National Palace Museum

Photo courtesy of the artist

Overview

Join us as we explore the cultural treasures of the National Palace Museum and contemplate its significant role in crossing borders through sharing and innovation. This presentation, led by Lin Cheng-yi, delves into the profound meaning of the museum’s localization process within Taiwan’s cultural and societal context. 

Discover how the National Palace Museum intertwines with Taiwan’s land, history, and society, blending local cultural elements to create a distinctive Taiwanese style. Gain insights into its role in preserving and transmitting Taiwan’s cultural heritage, safeguarding traditional arts, craftsmanship, and historical narratives for future generations. 

Learn how the museum collaborates with local communities, fostering community participation and establishing Taiwan as a hub for cultural sharing. Witness the integration of innovative digital technologies to infuse traditional culture with contemporary elements, appealing to younger audiences and encouraging their engagement. 

The National Palace Museum’s cultural significance transcends borders, enriching global understanding, fostering cultural exchanges, and leaving an enduring impact on Taiwan’s local culture and society.

About Jeng-Yi Lin

Mr. Jeng-Yi Lin, the former Director of the National Palace Museum, Director of the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Director of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Chief Secretary of the Cultural Construction Committee of the Executive Yuan, and General Director of the Chimei Museum, has an academic background in journalism, literature, and cultural heritage. With over 30 years of experience in Taiwan’s cultural and artistic field, he has held important positions in public cultural institutions. He possesses rich experience in adapting operational management strategies to respond to changes in Taiwan’s social landscape, as well as engaging in international dialogues and exchanges. 

Driven by the vision of constructing Taiwan’s cultural subjectivity and promoting art education, his endeavors include conducting research, collection, exhibition, and educational work on Taiwan’s history and culture. He has also advocated for research and educational promotion centered around Taiwanese art, as well as the modernization and internationalization of Taiwanese craftsmanship, to establish Taiwan’s position in the international realm of artistic craftsmanship. He has proposed the concept of “publicization of the National Palace Museum” to strengthen its connections with international and local cultural innovations. 

Dates & Times

August 26
4:30pm – 6pm

Venue

Lakeside Terrace

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON

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