National Museum of Taiwan Literature
|National Museum of Taiwan Literature|
|Established||October 17, 2003|
|Location||West Central, Tainan, Taiwan|
|Type||Public art museum|
|Curator||Lee Ruiteng (李瑞騰)|
The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (Chinese: 國立臺灣文學館; pinyin: Guólì Táiwān Wénxuéguǎn) is a museum located in Tainan City, Taiwan. It opened in 2003. The museum researches, catalogs, preserves, and exhibits literary artifacts. As part of its multilingual, multi-ethnic focus, it holds a large collection of local works in Taiwanese, Japanese, Mandarin and Classical Chinese.
It was planned as a national-level organization to fill in a long-perceived gap in how the Republic of China's institutions had handled the island's literature as a field of academic inquiry and popular discourse. The Council for Cultural Affairs under the Executive Yuan set up the initial planning office.
Tainan was chosen for its historical significance as a cultural center. The museum is housed in the former Tainan City Hall, itself a national historical monument.
During Japanese rule the building was a government building of the former Tainan Prefecture.
- National Museum of Taiwan Literature website
- Digital archive of the National Museum of Taiwan Literature
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