Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 17-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Summer is well on its way, and there are plenty of activities across Taipei this month for you to enjoy. Here are some recommended events happening between May 17 and May ...

Museums across Taiwan offer free entry Saturday for International Museum Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —In celebration of the upcoming International Museum Day on Saturday (May 18), museums and cultural communities across Taiwan are organizing a variety of special events and ...

Guatemala President Morales voices unwavering support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Guatemala President Jimmy Morales said Tuesday on his first state visit to Taiwan that his country's support for and friendship toward Taiwan was unwavering. Speaking shortly af...

VR expo by NPM, HTC wins honorable mention at GLAMi Awards

A virtual reality (VR) art exhibition jointly organized by Taiwan's National Palace Museum (NPM) and Taiwan-based HTC Corp. has won honorable mention at the GLAMi Awards, which recognize the most ...

European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group visits Taiwan

Werner Langen, chairman of the European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group (TFG), and his delegation arrived in Taiwan for a six-day visit. They will be received by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Le...

Taiwan’s Academia Historica head tapped as new National Palace Museum Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be headed by Academia Historica President, Wu Mi-cha (吳密察), while Deputy Chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, Lee Chung-wei...

Taiwan artists’ designs enliven Lunar New Year festival in Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan artists are enlivening the 2019 LunarFest in Toronto and Vancouver with their designs to welcome in the Year of the Pig, the Ministry of Culture said Jan. 31. Sponso...

Australia and Taiwan share common values: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia’s top envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, said that Australia and Taiwan share common values and a deepening relationship during an event in Taipei on Jan. 23, re...

China cries foul after Taiwan's NPM lends ancient calligraphy to Japanese museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese-state-run media and netizens are in an uproar after news broke that the National Palace Museum in Taipei is lending a rare 1,200-year-old calligraphy masterpiece from t...

Taiwan arrests two pickpockets from China at Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Police arrested two members of a gang of pickpockets from China at the Taipei 101 shopping mall, but a third one got away, reports said Tuesday. The group had attracted the a...

Tainan City publishes 400-year-old city atlas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City government on Dec. 24 held a publishing event titled "Tainan's 400-year-old city atlas" with 165 different kinds of maps of the ancient city of T...

Treasures of Taiwan's National Palace Museum to go on show in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Treasures of the National Palace Museum will head to the southern hemisphere for the first time, with the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia to host the &...

Taiwan's National Palace Museum unveils exhibition about Dutch influence in the 17th century

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum (NPM) unveiled a new exhibition Thursday that will take the audience back to the Age of Discovery when the Dutch first came to East Asia for tra...

Crystalline glaze artist Sun Chao wins the 2018 National Craft Achievement Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan news) — The 2018 National Craft Achievement Awards award ceremony was held today, and the prize was presented to pottery artist Sun Chao (孫超), 89, who has dedicated his life to cr...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - November 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Half of all Taiwanese blessed with 'weight loss' gene: study; Taipei City hot pot inspection reveals numerous infractions; 12 stations f...