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2016 University Museum & ICOM-ICOFOM/ASPAC Joint Conference Opens At NCKU-wn

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) hosted 2016 University Museum & ICOM-ICOFOM/ASPAC Joint Conference November 8 to 10 with more than 160 experts and scholars from 14 countries around the world including Germany, UK, Poland, Czech, Singapore, Japan, China, and Malaysia.
NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su attended the opening ceremony on behalf of the university and commented that NCKU Museum's efforts to integrate the areas of technology, humanity, and history is very productive.
She said, Interacting with the museums from the world, NCKU Museum is increasing its visibility and reaching out to the international community.
The museums from Czech Republic and from National University of Malaysia will visit NCKU in the coming year, according to President Su.
Also attended the opening ceremony and delivered opening remarks are representatives of Ministry of Culture, Tainan City Mayor Ching-Te Lai, President of ROC Museum Association, Director of Chimei Museum, Chairperson of ICOM-UMAC and Chairperson of ICOM-ICOFOM.
In his remarks, Tainan City Mayor Lai indicated that with the support of the Ministry of Culture, there are a total of 41 museums in Tainan, including National Museum of Taiwan Literature, National Museum of Taiwan History and Chimei Museum.
Today, there are more than 750 museums in Taiwan. In the future the government will continue to facilitate Taiwan's museums to participate in international community meetings, according to the representative of Ministry of Culture.
The main theme of the 2016 University Museum & ICOM-ICOFOM/ASPAC Joint Conference is Museum, Culture and Science.
Hildegard Vieregg from Museum Sciences and History of Museums, Munich School of Philosophy gave the first keynote speech titled Museums, Places of Cultural and Scientific Exchanges.
Naoko Iwasaki, the Director of Kyoto University Museum in Japan, gave a keynote speech on Japan's University Museum History and the Challenge in Kyoto.
Ondrej Dostal, 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Czech Association of Museums and Galleries, and the Director of Mendel Museum of Masaryk University at Czech Republic talked about Museums Standards and Registers.
Terufumi Ohno, the Director of Miyazaki Prefectural Museum in Japan, talked about the survival of Japanese museums in making people feeling their self-efficacy.
An Off-site workshop in Chimei Museum and a visit to its exhibitions was held on the second day of the conference, November 9.
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