National Taiwan Arts Education Center

Situated in the Botanical Gardens on Nan-Hai Road, the center boasts a number of facilities open to the public, and aimed at promoting arts activities.  We recently discovered the Outdoor Gallery and Nan Hai Arts and Cultural Square, as well as the library, which is a delightful little place to take the kids.

If you enter the center from the main entrance on Nan-Hai Road, the gallery and performance hall will be on your right.  At the time of writing, they have a small exhibit showcases children's paintings that got special commendations in the World Children Art Exhibit.  Walk past this building and head for the building past the small pond.  You walk up the stairs and see three buildings. 

On the right is a small library.  This is a small, intimate library with books and magazines for adults in the front, and a wonderful little reading room for children in the back.  The English books have been donated by US libraries, schools, and individuals.  There is also an audio-vidual room where you can watch DVDs with your children.  They have story-telling events in English on Wednesdays 4:30-5pm, and in Chinese on Thursdays at the same time.

The building at the back is an art gallery for children.  It is being set up to show another exhibition, and should have been ready on Dec 8th.  Then, on the left is another resource room, more suitable for adults interested in art.

Opening hours:
Closed Mondays.  Tues-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: No. 47, Nan-Hai Road, Taipei, ROC
Website:  http://www.arte.gov.tw/
Tel: (02)23110574

Transport: MRT to CKS Memorial Hall Ext no. or 2, or Xiaonanmen Exit 3; or bus along Roosevelt Rd to Nanmen Market

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