Enlighten the World with Reading
Located in the free-admission area on the right side of the main entrance on the first floor of the Museum, the Museum's Learning Center offers not only 3,500 books related to our permanent exhibition but also selected books about Taiwan culture, history and ecology. There is a digital resource area, providing online resources and collected films. Books fairs featuring our special exhibitions are held regularly.
After refurbishment, the Learning Center reopened in the spring of 2014. With a newly-added cozy family reading area with 1,000 picture books and young adult books donated by Hong's Foundation for Education and Culture, this reading area is a favorite spot for young readers.
In addition to our impressive collection, the Learning Center holds monthly guided reading talks on a selected book or picture book related to Taiwan history and culture . Hoping to cultivate readers' interest in reading and independent learning.
Free admission Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To ensure a comfortable reading environment, visitors are asked to keep quiet and set their mobile phones to vibrate mode on entering the Learning Center. Eating and sleeping is forbidden. Laughter is discouraged. A gentle smile is OK.
Learning Center Section Guide
The Museum's Publications
The Museum publishes a variety of items to cater to the tastes of different readers, with categories including historical materials collection, studies and research, special exhibition issues, and primers for Taiwan history. Four or five publications will be related each year. The full collection of publications of the Museum from the preparation period onwards is now kept in this area.
Special Exhibitions and Promoted Books
Selected books concerning special exhibitions are on offer and the whole collection of historical quarterlies "Watch Taiwan" published by the Museum are displayed in this area.
Permanent Exhibition Books
Books related to Taiwan history and culture are displayed in thematic and chronological order of the seven main topics of the permanent exhibition "Our Land, Our People: The Story of Taiwan" for further learning.
Books related to Taiwanese folklore, indigenous literature, Taiwanese literature and museology are displayed in this area.
Windowside Reading Area
In this well-lit area, visitors can appreciate not only the Cloud Wall of the Museum but also the public art installation "Sailing to the Dream Land" from an optimal vantage point.
Digital Learning Area
Visitors can enjoy historical films collected by the Museum and access online learning resources on personal computers in this area.
Picture Books and Family Reading Area
With a hardwood floor, this area offers over 1,000 children and young adults books, with categories ranging from "Taiwan history, culture, and customs", "Taiwan nature and ecology", "world history, culture and customs", "multicultural education", to "contemporary issues".