Lukang Folk Arts Museum

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Coordinates: 24°03′14″N 120°26′10″E / 24.05389°N 120.43611°E / 24.05389; 120.43611

Lukang Folk Arts Museum
鹿港民俗文物館
Lugang Koo's House.JPG
General information
TypeMuseum
LocationLukang, Changhua County, Taiwan
Completed1919
Opening1973
OwnerKoo family
Website
www.lukangarts.org.tw

The Lukang Folk Arts Museum (Chinese: 鹿港民俗文物館; pinyin: Lùgǎng Mínsú Wénwùguǎn) is a museum in Lukang Township, Changhua County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

The Lukang Folk Arts Museum was established in 1973, with all the buildings, land, furniture, utensils and collector's items having been donated by the Koo family and other private benefactors.[citation needed] The museum holds more than 6,000 articles. The items exhibited in the museum mostly date from the mid-Ching dynasty to the early years of the Republic. Household, travel, and recreational items, as well as religious implements and celebratory artifacts are displayed for visitors.

Architecture[edit]

The museum has a strong local flavor. The architecture of the museum and the pieces housed within not only demonstrate craftsmanship, but also a thriving history of Lukang.

The museum has the following buildings:[citation needed]

  • Yang Building: The Yang Building was built in 1919. The design and materials used in the Meiji styled structure are excellent examples of that time in Taiwan.
  • Ku Feng Building: This 18th century wood and brick structure is of a Min-nan (Southern Fukien) style. The building has a traditional feel to it.

Exhibition[edit]

The museum houses a collection of Ming and Ching dynasty artifacts: vintage photographs, lacquer ware, porcelain, carved stones, embroidery, musical instruments, and other items. The building is an unusual combination of Asian architecture and Western architecture.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lukang Folk Arts Museum". Lukang Township Office. Retrieved 3 March 2017.

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