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Museums

Museums

National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院 (No. 221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei台北市至善路二段221號; Tel: (02) 2881-2021) Early Dwellers of Taiwan: Illustrated Historical Documents in the Collections of the National Palace Museum 黎民之初 -- 院藏臺灣原住民圖檔文獻展 is on display until December 11. In 1750 and 1751, Emperor Ch'ien-lung 乾隆皇帝 commissioned a comprehensive ethnological survey that resulted in the compilation of documents and illustrations depicting all foreign ethnic tribes and Westerners in China. Of the large number of materials thus produced are thirteen portraits of Taiwanese aborigines. Emperor Ch'ien-lung had them compiled into an illustrated volume, and the portraits were then made into paintings. All these materials are well preserved in the collections of the National Palace Museum. The wealth of information on Taiwanese aborigines embedded in the Museum's collection of Ch'ing historical documents is a gateway to better understanding Taiwan's living environment, tribal distribution, local culture, goods and products, education and religious practice, and conflicts and disputes during the Ch'ing dynasty.
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts 高雄市立美術館 ( No. 80 Art Gallery Rd., Gushan District, Kaohsiung City高雄市鼓山區美術館路80號 ; Tel: 07-555-0331) Magic Pencil: Children's Book Illustration 魔幻彩筆-插畫家的繪本花園 will be displayed through October 15.
Tittot Glass Art Museum 琉園水晶博物館 (No. 16, Lane 515, Chungyang North Rd. Sec. 4, Peitou District, Taipei 台北市中央北路四段515巷16號; Tel: (02) 28958861) Robin Cass 蘿蘋凱斯 will exhibit her latest collection of glass sculptures, Birds 鳥, until December 15. Cass uses glass, rubber, felt, screws, and wire, and transforms them into objects in her latest collection, Birds 鳥. She shows extreme concern for detail -- wonderful and subtle patinas, surface changes on elongated forms and mixed media.
Museum of World Religions 世界宗教博物館(7F, No. 236, Sec. 1, Chungshan Rd., Yungho City, Taipei County台北縣永和市中山路一段236號7樓; Tel:02-8231-6118) The Bronze 爵鼎聰明--青銅器兒童教育展 will be displayed through December 24.