National Museum of Taiwan Literature


National Museum of Taiwan Literature
National Museum of Taiwan Literature
國立台灣文學館

Museum Front
Established October 17, 2003
Location West Central, Tainan, Taiwan Republic of China
Type Public art museum
Visitor figures 150,000 (2007)
Curator Lee Ruiteng (李瑞騰)
Website nmtl.gov.tw

The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (Chinese: 國立臺灣文學館; pinyin: Guólì Táiwān Wénxuéguǎn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kok-ka Tâi-oân Bûn-ha̍k-koán) is a museum located in Tainan City, Taiwan. It opened in 2003. The museum researches, catalogs, preserves, and exhibits literary artifacts. As part of its multilingual, multi-ethnic focus, it holds a large collection of local works in Taiwanese, Japanese, Mandarin, and Classical Chinese.

It was planned as a national-level organization to fill in a long-perceived gap in how the Republic of China's institutions had handled the island's literature as a field of academic inquiry and popular discourse. The Council for Cultural Affairs under the Executive Yuan set up the initial planning office.

Tainan was chosen for its historical significance as a cultural center. The museum is housed in the former Tainan City Hall, itself a national historical monument.

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Coordinates: 22°59′31″N 120°12′17″E / 22.9920°N 120.2046°E / 22.9920; 120.2046


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