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 ...

Russian exhibition featuring Monet, Renoir, and Rousseau displayed at National Palace Museum in Taipei this weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Palace Museum, in partnership with the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, will display 65 pieces of art from the world-renowned Russian museum from Nov. 17 to...

Taipei National Palace Museum may stay open during renovations in 2020: Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The director of the Taipei branch of the National Palace Museum (NPM) today announced that the museum is likely to stay open while renovations are carried out beginning in...

Night markets are Taiwan's top tourist destination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Night markets have become Taiwan’s top tourist attraction due to the changing nature of visitors to Taiwan, according to the Tourism Bureau's Planning Division c...

Chunghwa Post to issue new collection of blue and white porcelain stamps Nov. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post is to issue a new collection of blue and white pottery stamps on Nov. 15. To celebrate the beauty of the Chinese cultural relics, many of which are housed...

Taipei National Palace Museum to close its doors for 3 years in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s National Palace Museum will close for three years in 2020, KMT legislator Ko Chih-en (柯志恩) announced today. The museum is to undergo a complete renovatio...

Taiwan National Palace Museum gathers together Hip-hop music, fashion, and dance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's National Palace Museum (NPM) and the General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) planned the event titled Open Data Crossover Cultural Night: Hip Hop at NPM, wit...

National Palace Museum seeks Taiwan-Thailand cultural exchanges in Bangkok

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Palace Museum (NPM) has once again brought ancient paintings to life with an exhibition opened in Bangkok, Thailand on Oct. 18, the first time the NPM h...

Monet’s 'Luncheon on the Grass' to be exhibited in Taiwan this November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Famous French impressionist Claude Monet’s “Luncheon on the Grass” ("Le déjeuner sur l'herbe") will be put on show at the Natio...