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The National Palace Museum Respects the Rights and Interests of Female Breastfeeding
Release date:2013/06/19
To show the respect for the rights and interests of female breastfeeding, the National Palace Museum (NPM) is actively advocating relevant knowledge and regulations on female breastfeeding to its employees. At the same time, lactation rooms can be found on the B1 floor of the East and West wings of the NPM Main Building. All lactation rooms are fully equipped and offer a safe and comfortable lactation environment for visitors.

The NPM has always attached great importance to breastfeeding policies. Since the implementation of the Public Breastfeeding Act on Apr. 1, 2010 in Taipei, the NPM has immediately advocated to its employees in order to understand and respect the rights and interests concerning female breastfeeding. Following the controversy in July 2012 concerning an NPM employee’s comments to a breastfeeding lady, the NPM has developed additional educational training to teach and recommend relevant regulations and penalties on breastfeeding, including the face-to-face services provided by touring staff and volunteers to visitors.

The NPM indicates that both itself and the alleged employee have filed an appeal following the incident. In January of this year, the Department of Legal Affairs of the Taipei City Government has made the ruling to revoke the said penalty. The alleged employee, a daily-paid temporary staff, has resigned since August of last year and is no longer with the NPM. The NPM fully respects and abides the verdict issued by the court of administrative litigation.

For press-related issues please contact:
Lee Tung-Lin (Parliament Liaison & Public Affairs Office, National Palace Museum) Phone: +886-2-28812021 x 68867 E-mail:
Lin,Cheng-Yi (Parliament Liaison & Public Affairs Office, National Palace Museum) Phone: +886-2-28812021 x 68991 E-mail:

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