Print Forward   Text size: SmallNormalLarge

News Room

The National Palace Museum Southern Branch Museum Construction to Proceed According to Plan
Release date:2013/06/19
The schedule for the National Palace Museum (NPM) Southern Branch Museum’s overall construction is going in accordance with plan. The Museum construction project and related works have been entrusted to the Construction and Planning Agency of the Ministry of the Interior, where the main building construction project initiation ceremony was held on Feb. 6, 2013. The construction has commenced following the construction plan, with a scheduled test opening date by year end, 2015.

According to the revised proposal approved by the Ministry of the Interior in Oct. 2010, the total floor area granted to the NPM Southern Branch Museum for development measured 59,958 square meters. With the gross floor area of the main buildings totalling 38,407 square meters and the planned area for the Museum’s storeroom and exhibition halls measuring approximately 1,000 and 2,110 pyeongs, respectively, the actual areas occupied by the NPM Southern Branch Museum is in compliance with the relevant provisions.

Positioning the museum: an Asian art and culture museum
The positioning of the NPM Southern Branch Museum has been consistent from the beginning as a Museum of Asian Art and Culture. The Southern Branch Museum upholds the core principles to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and promote the education of Asian arts and artifacts. The collection, preservation, and scope of research originate from Asian ideology, paintings, sculptures, antiquities, clothing, and food. They are studied from multiple perspectives to investigate the process of cultural exchange between the various Asian regions to analyze the development of Asian art and cultural history. To achieve these objectives, the NPM simultaneously collects Asian artifacts to enrich its collections, allowing the Southern Branch Museum to evolve into a core location of Asian art and cultural research.

For software development, the NPM will curate eight major exhibition comprising The Form and Shape of Buddha: the Beauty of the NPM’s Collection of Asian Buddhist Art, Splendid and in Riotous Profusion: the NPM’s Collection of Asian Textiles and Apparel, Eastward Bound: the Japanese Imari Porcelain, Korean Goryeo Celadon Pottery from the Eleventh to Thirteenth Century, The Warmth of Plants and Trees: An Exhibition of Asian Tea Culture, Islamic Jade from the NPM’s Collection, Reflecting on Blue and White: Ming Dynasty Porcelain from the NPM’s Collection, and Chiayi’s Development and History. Making use of the Chinese artifacts from the NPM’s collection, the NPM organized six of the above exhibitions. In addition, the NPM will coordinate with foreign international museums and host two loan exhibitions. Moreover, the Southern Branch Museum will initiate the collections of Asian artifacts and engage in international loan exhibitions to diversify the exhibitions.

“Balancing the north and south, providing cultural wealth for all”
Upon the opening of the NPM Southern Branch Museum by year end 2015, the Museum seeks to attract domestic and foreign visitors through the reputation earned by the NPM from its artifact exhibitions as well as by integrating the tourism and local industries in Chiayi and Tainan. The goal is to stimulate private investment and the development of a convenient transportation network to attract visitors, promote tourism spending, increase employment, and create mutual benefits and prosperity, sharing the development results of the Southern Branch Museum with the local public.

In accordance with established plans, the NPM is presently constructing the Southern Branch Museum into a world-class Asian art and culture museum. The NPM expects the Southern Branch Museum to be completed in superior qualities and as scheduled to be opened for the Chiayi public and the people of Taiwan.


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: tunglin@npm.gov.tw
Lin,Cheng-Yi (Parliament Liaison & Public Affairs Office, National Palace Museum) Phone: +886-2-28812021 x 68991 E-mail: aldophlin@npm.gov.tw

The Asian Art and Culture Museum Main Buildings Simulation Diagram (1)
The Asian Art and Culture Museum Main Buildings Simulation Diagram (1)
The Asian Art and Culture Museum Main Buildings Simulation Diagram (2)
The Asian Art and Culture Museum Main Buildings Simulation Diagram (2)
facebook
twitter
plurk
Previous Page  Home