National Palace Museum historic, but not to be designated a historic site: committee

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 05, 2020
By: Kuo An-chia and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Visitors to the National Palace Museum in Taipei walk past the museum’s main building on March 2.
Photo: Chen Yu-hsun, Taipei Times

The Taipei Cultural Assets Review Committee has designated the National Palace Museum building a historic building, but not a historic site.

A coalition of museum employees and nearby residents had petitioned the city to recognize the building as a historic site, citing that the younger Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall had been classified as such.

The museum, built in 1962, is more representative of the nation and is more historically significant than the memorial hall, and should receive the special designation, the coalition had argued.

However, the committee on Monday reached a different conclusion.    [FULL  STORY]

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