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New Taipei City Government Gold Museum

Taiwan / New Taipei
Established 2005

  • New Taipei City Government Gold Museum's Exhibition
  • New Taipei City Government Gold Museum's Building
  • New Taipei City Government Gold Museum's Building
  • New Taipei City Government Gold Museum's Exhibition
The Gold Museum is Taiwan’s first museum planned as an eco-museum, the aim being to combine

community power and completely preserve the precious natural resources, mining relics, landscape, historical

memories and cultural property of Jinguashi, attempting to give them a new life. The various facilities and

buildings of the museum display Jinguashi’s various resources using a catalogue method, aiming to guide visitors

into the environment and allow them to experience the rich resources in the environment. Planning of the museum

began in 2002. It was formally opened on November 4, 2004.

The aim and objectives of establishment were:

1.Preserving and reproducing mining history and cultural features

2.Making the museum a natural venue for environmental education

3.Promoting gold art and metal crafts, establishing creative industry

4.Community eco-museum

In the museum’s property preservation-centered operations, there is a stress on sustainable operation and the recycling

and re-use of original building materials. Local people are encouraged to become involved to stimulate area

development. The operating model is the first of its kind in Taiwan and opens a new page for the development of

cultural property protection and creativity.