The National Taiwan Museum is the oldest museum in the country. Originally called the Taiwan Governor Museum, it was established in 1908 by the Japanese colonial government to mark an important event: the official opening of the North-South Railway. A new building for the museum was constructed in 1915, which became an important landmark in Taipei during those times.
Some parts of the museum were made from black marble and white cypsum, both of which were imported from Japan. The wood used in other parts of the museum was taken from Taiwan Hinoki trees, which grew in the mountains of central Taiwan. Ichiro Nomura, a [Read more…]