New Web site sheds light on cultural history

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 18, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

A government-led project to preserve local knowledge and provide open access to cultural material officially launched its Web site yesterday to mark this year’s Taiwan Culture Day, the Ministry of Culture announced on Friday.

The Taiwan Cultural Memory Bank ( curates people’s recollections and historic documentation in words, images, artifacts, audiovisual assets and other media to reconstruct Taiwan’s historical eras, the ministry said in a statement, adding that the memories are collected and introduced to the world on the Web site.

The project, initiated in 2017, records the diverse cultures present in Taiwan so that future generations can access the information and materials saved in the memory bank, Vice Minister of Culture Lee Lien-chuan (李連權) said on Friday.

A database of more than 2.7 million items has been amassed from various government agencies and institutions, he added.    [FULL  STORY]

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