Former National Palace Museum head quits Beijing post amid controversy

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/04
By: Sabine Cheng and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 4 (CNA) Former National Palace Museum (NPM) director Feng Ming-chu (馮明珠) said on

Former National Palace Museum director Feng Ming-chu. (CNA file photo)

Former National Palace Museum director Feng Ming-chu. (CNA file photo)

Tuesday that she has resigned from her position as an adviser to Beijing’s Palace Museum in the wake of allegations that she might have violated the nation’s revolving door regulations and restrictions on public officials traveling to China.

Upon being informed of her decision the National Palace Museum said it “respects Feng’s decision.”

Feng indicated that one of the reasons for her resignation was a comment by incumbent NPM Director Lin Cheng-yi (林正義) that it was “inappropriate” for her to serve as an adviser to the Palace Museum in Beijing.

Feng said on Tuesday that she has worked in the field of culture for 38 years and is open to sharing her experience with museums around the world. She also noted that her position at the Palace Museum was as an adviser and a matter of academic exchange, involving no administrative responsibilities, salary or stipulations on period of employment.    [FULL  STORY]

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