Private museum celebrating activist Lin Hsien-tang opens in Taichung - News Summed Up

Private museum celebrating activist Lin Hsien-tang opens in Taichung


By Chen Chien-chih and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writerA private museum in Taichung dedicated to Lin Hsien-tang (林獻堂), a politician and activist who advocated self-rule, is to have its grand opening today, the city’s Cultural Affairs Bureau said. Experts have vetted the Lin Hsien-tang Museum’s substantial collection of artifacts for authenticity and historical value according to the Museum Act (博物館法), the bureau said on Tuesday. The private museum is the first of its kind in the city and the second in the nation, it added. A descendent of Lin Hsien-tang, she had collected more than 10,000 objects linked to him and the Lin clan, she said, adding that she donated them to the memorial wing the school had dedicated to him. The museum’s opening would coincide with the 70th anniversary of the high school, which Lin Hsien-tang cofounded with other gentry from Taichung, she said.


Source: Taipei Times May 25, 2019 15:56 UTC



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