Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines
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|Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines|
|Established||June 9, 1994|
|Director||Eric H. Y. Yu|
The Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines (Chinese: 順益台灣原住民博物館; pinyin: Shùnyì Yáiwān Yuán Zhùmín Bówùguǎn) is a museum located just 200 metres diagonally across from the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. It houses exhibits relating to the cultures and histories of the Taiwanese aborigines. The aboriginal tribes live mainly in the mountainous east and south of Taiwan and have historically spoken a variety of Austronesian languages, so it was thought important to have a central location in the capital where their cultures could be on display. Both permanent and rotating exhibits are a part of the museum. The museum is notable for its architectural design, featuring a 13.2 x 1.1 metres (43 x 3.6 feet) white granite totem pole at the entrance.
- Guidebook (2011), p. 127.
- Guidebook (2011), p. 8.
- Guidebook (2011): Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines Guidebook. ISBN 978-98685378-5-9.
- Blundell (2009): Austronesian Taiwan: Linguistics•History•Ethnology•Prehistory. Revised Edition. Edited by David Blundell. SMC publishing, Taiwan. ISBN 978-986-8538-1-1 (cloth); ISBN 978-986-8538-0-4 (paper).