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The Photographic Materials of Michael H. Finegan Collections
Michael H. Finegan Collections of the Archives of the Institution of Taiwan History include copious photographs and post cards. In addition, many photographic materials stored in the Institution of Taiwan History were collected from our researchers or donated by private collectors. These materials feature a wide range of topics and they are very precious. The Preparatory Office of the Institute of Taiwan History and the Institute of Folk Arts of Taipei National University of the Arts cooperated on the project “Taiwan Visual Memory Digitization and Preservation Project.” We jointly revised and established an appropriate photographic database and its field design from 2002 to 2004. Now, the result of the digitization project is merged into Taiwan Archival Information System and is searchable online.
Special report on the annual Open House Day

On October 19th 2013, special activities in our Traveling in Time Exhibition hall were organized for the celebration of the annual Open House Day at Academia Sinica. They were a great success! Thanks to our visitors who made our day complete!

For the entire day, visitors pulled in our exhibition hall unremittingly. Our archives staff offered excellent interpretations of historical testimonies by telling interesting remarkable stories and latest discoveries of the hidden history of Taiwan. Our visitors were especially fascinated by one of our online games – decoding the Suzhou numerals. The Suzhou numerals were widely used in marketplaces in China and Taiwan, before they were supplanted by Arabic numerals. One of our student trainees had dressed up as a historical figure especially this event, which attracted the attention of many young visitors.

The exhibition will last till December 25th 2013. If you cannot make your visit during the week days, don’t miss our last two special opening days on Saturdays: November 2nd and December 7th. Please check our exhibition website and Facebook for the upcoming events.

The exhibition pulls in the crowds.
Visitors are following guided tours led by our senior archive staff. Limited quiz gifts are offered.
Visitors are waiting in a long queue for the special issue stamps.
Young people cannot take their eyes away from the online interactive games.
Many young visitors requested photos with our student trainee who dressed up as a historical figure.

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