Memories of Painful Pasts: Human Rights Museum

One of the most thought-provoking things that I have witnessed in Taipei is their National Human Rights Museum. Albeit all the sensitive issues that this may provoke, at the very essence, they are preserving their painful memories so that they may never allow the same suffering to happen to their people ever again. It was an... Continue Reading →

Outside the Museum, walking Taipei

I love museums, obviously. But not all artworks are found inside museums and galleries. Some of the most interesting ones are found outside it. Such accidents could be really quite fun. This tube of paint installation is something that can be found near the Shida night market. We ran into this on the very first... Continue Reading →

National Museum of History, Part II

Part I was actually my previous post, the Petit Louvre. As I said, we got to visit the museum at night, which is a very rare opportunity. Unfortunately, we only had until 9 p.m. to walk through everything. From the Petit Louvre, we go on to the more traditional aspect of the National Museum of History. My... Continue Reading →

Petit Louvre at the National Museum of History

I've never been to the Louvre. I hope to remedy that someday. But I have been to the Petit Louvre! Thanks to the opening cocktails of Museum 2012, we got to see this at night, with no other visitors except us. Petit Louvre is a special exhibition of the National Museum of History in Taipei. Basically,... Continue Reading →

3-Dimentional Art History

One of the most interesting presentation of art history I have seen in recent memory is the Museum of Taipei University of Education's modern art timeline. Basically, they have a linear timeline, interspersed with artist's names. Walking through the timeline, you can see replicas of the artworks. This approach basically gives a visual feel of the... Continue Reading →

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