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International Museum Day is an event promoted by the ICOM (the International Council of Museums). Its main objective is to make museum collections easily accessible to visitors of all ages, and to raise awareness among the public of the essential role played by museums in our cultural life.

ICOM Advisory Committee organizes the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week or even a month. Each year’s International Museum Day theme is proposed by ICOM’s network and aims to promote museum issues within society. This year, the event will celebrate the theme: Museums and Cultural Landscapes. This theme makes museums responsible for their landscapes, asking them to contribute knowledge and expertise and take an active role in their management and upkeep. The primary mission of museums is to oversee heritage, whether it be inside or outside their walls. Their natural vocation is to expand their mission and implement their own activities in the open field of cultural landscape and heritage that surrounds them and for which they can assume varying degrees of responsibility.

To respond the 2016 theme, you’ll have the chance to visit the National Museum along with its three Education Parks (921 Earthquake Education Park @ Wufong, Chelongpu Fault Preservation Education Park @ Chusan, and Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Education Park @ Lugu) for free on Wednesday, May 18. You’ll have the chance to explore our beautiful and precious collections, see our amazing special exhibitions, and participate in our fun activities. There is much, much more to enjoy. We also extend a concession for Taiwan Museum Pass holders from May 1 to 31.

    Please note:
  • Ticketed exhibitions and films are not included with free admission.
  • The Museum and the three Parks offer different special activities throughout May. Check their website for details. Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Register early; Space is limited.