RTI Radio Taiwan InternationalRTI Radio Taiwan InternationalTaiwan's natural history

  • 06 March, 2021

At just over 36,000 sq. km around with somewhere over 23 million people, Taiwan is small on a global scale. But it is crammed full of enough treasures to fill a museum—the National Taiwan Museum. Since last weekend, visitors can see these treasures on display as never before on a completely refurbished second floor. Rather than place objects in neat rows behind glass cabinets, this new permanent exhibit arranges them in colorful dioramas that make the objects jump out and inspire the imagination. One of the minds behind the design of this new exhibit is museum curator Hsu Yu-chun, who worked on the half that describes Taiwan’s rich natural history. She joins us today for a journey through the exhibit hall, outlining the dramatic story of how Taiwan formed and the rich array of creatures that call it home today.