The Museum of Anthropology of National Taiwan University reopens in November2010. The major portion of its collection came from the collection of the Institute of Ethnology, Taihoku Imperial University under Japanese rule. When Taihoku Imperial University was renamed National Taiwan University (“NTU”)and soon after the Department of Anthropology was established, such portion has become the core collection of the Department of Anthropology, NTU.
Our collection consists of artifacts, photos, films, recording, etc. A majority of photos and films have been catalogued and become accessible through internet. When our collection was previously exhibited at Dongdong Building(洞洞館), there were two rooms housing archaeological artifacts and ethnological artifacts respectively. At current location, you will see here only ‘Ethnology Hall’. ‘Archeology Hall’ will be open in the near future.
The Museum of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, NTU originally a research and teaching facility has transformed into a university museum serving public as well as academia. In this new location, with a new mission and new ideas of exhibition, we endeavor to facilitate and enhance cross –cultural understanding.