Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines
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|Established||9 June 1994|
|Location||Shilin, Taipei, Taiwan|
|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 Shilin District, 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. The museum consists of man and nature exhibition area, lifestyle and implements, tools and weapon exhibition area, clothing, ornaments and culture exhibition area and floor beliefs and ceremonies exhibition area which are housed in a 4-story building.
- 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 978-986-85378-0-4 (paper).
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