Brochures in English

  • New Taipei City Municipal Museums ─2018 Spring Festival Activity Calendar

    Date: January 30 onwards
    Venue: All public museums operated by the New Taipei City Government

    In getting you ready for 2018, museums operated by the New Taipei City Government will jointly launch a Spring Festival Activity Calendar filled with things to do and events to see, giving you a memorable start to kick of the Year of the Dog.

    A Fun-filled Museum experience in the Year of The Barking Dog
    Yingge Ceramics Museum will reopen on February 17, the second day of the Chinese New Year. The first 168 visitors of the Museum will receive a limited-edition ceramic souvenir. Shisanghang Museum of Archaeology aims to bring good wishes to visitors during its reopening, and will give away a Spring Festival memo paper set per admission ticket. The Gold Museum welcomes all old friends for a return visit. By showing the admission ticket from your last visit, or an old photo from your collection, visitors will be given a special, limited-edition Year of the Dog souvenir, February 17 to 19 will be an ideal time to take a stroll in the Tamsui Heritage Museum and the Customs Quay. By liking the Museum’s Facebook Page and uploading a photo of you and your dog, visitors will be eligible to win a pack of treats for your pet. The Pinglin Tea Museum will be serving delicious and exquisite dog-shaped gelatin deserts. FZ 15 Animation and Story Gallery has planned an adventure to fight off the monster ‘Nian’. Visitors will be able to redeem a ‘nian’ monster handcraft set from the Gallery’s first floor with their adventure card. For more information, please visit the official pages of the New Taipei City Cultural Affairs Bureau or each museums.

    Displays Not To Be Missed
    Spring Couplets are coupled with Good Luck
    From January 30, calligraphers will be stationed on the ground floor of the New Taipei City Government building, giving away free spring couplets for three consecutive days. From February 3 onwards, all museums under the New Taipei City Cultural Affairs Bureau will begin the same activity.

  • A Chronicle of Light, Shadows, and Memories— Taiwanese Film Festival

    Date:Now until 02/25 (The Gallery closes on 01/02、02/05)
    Venue:Fuzhong 15 - New Taipei City Documentary Cinema

    Films reflect the social values and lifestyle of different eras. Through films, one learns of the change and development of Taiwan throughout the decades.

    From Taiwanese Dialect to Romantic Comedies
    ‘Xue Ping-Gui and Wang Bao Chuan’, the first film in the Taiwanese dialect, was
    born in 1956. Since then, more than thousands of films spoken in the country’s mother tongue were made between the 1950s and 70s. ‘Taiwan was subjected to a Martial Law period after the arrival of the Nationalist Government. In the 1960s and 70s, realistic and patriotic films, most of which set in the Taiwanese countryside, began to flourish. Also in the 70s, a wave of romance flicks, most of which adapted from Chiung Yao’s romance novels, also dominated the Taiwanese Cinema.

    International Breakthrough of the Taiwanese New Waves
    Taiwan’s New Waves Cinema is an artistic milestone widely recognized by the
    international cinema community. It began with “Time Story” and “The Sandwich
    Man.” Young cineastes at this time were heavily influenced by the western
    cinema and movement of Taiwan’s regional literature. As a result, they expected
    the society to be more liberal. They were not afraid of tackling controversial social issues and interpreting the history of Taiwan with their own point-of-view.
    The year 1987 saw the lifting of the Martial Law, and Hou Siao-hsien’s creation of “A City of Sadness.” Not only did film addressed one of the most difficult themes in Taiwan history, it also won the Golden Lion Award during the Venice Film Festival.

    Blossom, Taiwan
    However, the Taiwanese film industry entered a decade of stagnation in the latter half of the 1990s. The situation did not change until 2008, when ‘Cape No 7’ became the most profitable film in Taiwan’s history. The film’s success also propelled more cineastes to explore the opportunity of commercial films. Meanwhile, documentary films, with their strong focus on social issues, have also garnered more freedom of creativity in the Post-Martial Law era.

    Fuzhong 15
    Take the Bannan MRT Line to Fuzhong Station and leave the station at Exit No. 2, then turn back right and walk straight for 40 meters.

  • The Enchanting Chinese Gardens

    Venue: The Lin Family Mansion and Garden

    Architectural structure and landscaping in the Chinese-style gardens, apart from serving practical purposes, also have to blend with the nearby water features, rocks and plants. For the buildings are not to be intrusive to the beauty of the garden. They have to be both a part of the garden, and to accentuate the idyllic beauty of its landscape. Make time to enjoy the intrinsic elegance of Chinese-style garden at the Lins’ family mansion and gardens in your next visit!
    CAR-->Take Heping West Rd. Sec. 3 in Taipei, over Huajiang Bridge and proceed along Wenhua Rd., turn right on Minquan Rd., then make a left turn. The Garden is next to the Banqiao Second Stodium.
    BUS-->Take bus number 264,307,310,701,702 and alight at Lin Family Mansion and Garden stop to reach Banqiao’s Lin Family Mansion and Garden
    MRT-->Take Banqiao Line (Blue line) to Fuzhong MRT Station, and leave by Exit 1. The Garden is an 8-minute walk from the station.

  • Spring Trilogy: Joint Ceramic Art Exhibition

    Date: 01/26-03/11
    Venue: New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum/3F Citizen Ceramics Platform

    The beauty of West Lake is akin to that of a fair lady, it shines through whether she is plainly dressed or richly adorned. In spring 2018, works of ceramic artists Tung Jian-ming, Wu Chung-tsung, and Joan Chang gathers at Spot Handcraft Gallery in Yingge for a “Spring Trilogy” of the essence of life, inspired by history, life experiences, and the spirit of freedom.
    CAR-->Exit Sanying Interchange on National Highway No. 3, pass over Sanying Bridge (in the Yingge direction), and proceed along Wenhua Rd. to public parking lot.
    BUS-->Take Taipei Bus No. 702, No. 917, No. 851, No. 981; or take a Taoyuan Bus Co.bus to Yingge.
    TRAIN-->Take a commuter train to Yingge train station, the museum is a 10-minute walk from the Wenhua Rd. exit.

  • Classical Sixty—Shihsanhang Heritage Site Exhibition

    Date:01/23-06/18
    Venue: Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology, New Taipei City Government

    This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the naming of the Shihsanhang archeological site. In this historical moment, we bring to you an exhibition that documents the story of humanism and the site’s preservation. This exhibition serves
    as a witness to the evolving attitudes toward and development of heritage preservation and technique in the past 60 years, which marked the beginning of inter-connectedness between archaeology and public debates in Taiwan.
    CAR-->No. 15 Provincial Highway: Guandu Bridge No. 15 Provincial Hwy proceed towards Bali(Longmi Road) → Zhonghua Road → Wenchang Road → Museum Rd. → Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology
    MRT-->Tamsui MRT Station → Ferry → Shuttle Bus Red No. 13 Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology; or Ferry → Shuttle Bus Red No. 22, Bus No. 704 → Ren'ai Rd → Walk 5 minutes→ Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology.

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