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Cultural Heritage Research Center

Cultural Heritage Research Center

Tel: 886-2-26632102

Contrary to other similar types of research institutions, the Center neither emphasizes the construction of theories nor academic experiments. To meet the demands of cultural heritage preservation in our society, the center offers practical solutions to the new trends of development in the following two directions:

  • To develop influential developmental goals, on the basis of future social developmental trends of cultural heritage in Taiwan:
     On the basis of “practice-oriented” research, the center will focus on developing work samples of traditional craftsmanship, traditional techniques and work samples, preservation techniques, etc.

     On the basis of the social needs for cultural heritage, the center develops relevant theories and practical case studies in analysis of operational strategies on cultural industrialization and case studies in line with the educational aims of the Project for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • In tune with the cultural heritage policies launched by the local governments in Northern Taiwan, the “sub-contraction” model will be developed and a practical model for university-governmental policies will be applied to the preservation of old streets, such as the Shenkeng Old Street, the San Sha Old Street, the Dehua Street, etc. Historical embodiment and implementation of B.O.T. and O.T., such as the reuse of small-scale historical spots will be implemented.

Stage goals (short-range, mid-range and long-range goals) of this Research Institute are formulated as follows:

 

  • Year 1: Short-range Goals
    Preliminary achievements are made on one to two practical issues, primarily using the exhibits and decorations (including existing exhibits and preliminary work samples) of the Center as well as the procurement of major laboratory items and equipment, including work samples and exhibits of wall painting techniques and materials under the Japanese occupation of Taiwan, the detection of hidden faults of wood, research & development on antique-imitation molding, etc. In addition, a tentative course on cultural heritage in tune with the education on spatial communication and the goals of the Project for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will be offered to the students.
  • Year 2: Mid-range Goals
    By completing two to three basic laboratories, construction standards and standard operational procedures will be formulated on the basis of the needs for the preservation of cultural heritage. The roles and the reputation of the Center as a practical research institute will be established. And the connection between our courses on cultural heritage and the university's general education courses will be reached.
  • Year 3: Long-range Goals
    To conduct an ongoing search for research programs performed by national institutions (such as the Council for Cultural Affairs, Institute of Architecture under the Construction and Planning Agency), the center will build up a collaborative relationship with the government. Collaborative programs and opportunities with colleges and universities in China will be established, so that our research achievements can be promoted across the Taiwan Strait. On a long-term basis, the center will continue to improve and upgrade our laboratories and establish itself as the leading research center in Northern Taiwan.