CHI PO-LIN MUSEUM

The one and only aerial image base.
Let the island’s stories continue on and on.

Continue the beauty of Taiwan.
Realize environmental education.

“The works that Chi Po-lin spent twenty-five years and risked his life to make must be seen and continue to move the hearts of people living on this land.” It is such a belief that propels the Chi Po-lin Foundation and moves 8,052 contributors to generously support the establishment of the Foundation. Therefore, on the Earth Day (April 22) of 2019, the highly anticipated Chi Po-lin Museum, housed by the rear building of Douglas Lapraik & Co., was inaugurated.

Bringing together more then 600,000 invaluable image works by Director Chi, the Chi Po-lin Museum tells the stories about the land of Taiwan through thematic and curatorial exhibitions, while collaborating with Taiwanese and foreign image creators, who concentrate on ecological and environmental subjects. Through exchanges and dialogues, we have consistently conveyed and spread the true meaning of environmental friendliness and care for life. By doing so, the Chi Po-lin Museum has become an image base and dream-building platform of “the stories of Taiwan.”

The Chi Po-lin Museum cordially invites all to visit us on the Tamsui Old Street to re-connect with Taiwan through the director’s aerial view and listen to every heart-touching story behind every work.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

REFLECTION OF RIVERS

Every river has its complex tributary system. I have often felt that life is the same. Different encounters and experiences have shaped what our life is now.

Chi Po-lin

Taiwan, our island that contains high range mountains and rapid waters.
And because of too much or too little precipitation,
the rainfall either becomes white waters, or turn into silent mirrors.
The incongealable rivers in Taiwan is impermanence itself.

As we all know…

Water is totally transparent.
Therefore not only does it show the reflections of its surroundings,
but also the true color of its whereabouts. A river has no shape.
What we recognize is how it dances with the landscape when passing by,
and how it embraces the periphery of our cities.

A river has no emotions as well.
The fury we suffer caused by the floods, are the consequences of over developing;
and its lifeless and sadness, is because of our wrongdoing and pollution.

No matter when its reflecting restless clouds or the mystic moonlight,
rivers timelessly reflects our true self and our longing for nature.

"Reflection of Rivers" trailer|Theme

Rivers, the island’s most trustworthy mirrors, reflects all the beauty and also the savagery of nature and man.
This is Taiwan. Wherever the rivers run, there are always plenty enough to reflect upon!

Our Reflection in Rivers|Guider

A group of people has never stopped speaking up for rivers and telling people about the rivers in their lives. Through the vision and height of these guides, we can go beyond the images to uncover the stories while listening to the guides talking about the rivers in their eyes and seeing our own reflection in the rivers.

In addition to seeing the beautiful scenery, I also have a better understanding of the problems currently encountered in Taiwan, which is a good opportunity for children to educate.
by Weh-Li (visitor)
well worth a visit! Although the exhibition space is not large, through the audio guide of videos and photos, the public can clearly understand the meaning behind each photo, just as I was shocked by "Beyond Beauty – TAIWAN FROM ABOVE"
by Lynn (visitor)

Location

No. 316-1, Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City location_on

Contact

Phone | +886-2-2629-1996

Hours

Wednesday - Monday 10:00-18:00
Closed on every Tuesday

(in case of a national holiday, it will be closed the following day.)


Also closed on Chinese New Year's Eve and New Year Day.

Purchase Here

Tickets

  • General Ticket:NT$150 – For visitors over 7 and under 65 years old.
  • Pre-sale Price:NT$120Purchase online; free cancellation up to four days before visit.
  • Group Ticket:NT$120 – For groups of 15 to 40 persons.
  • Concession Ticket:NT$100 – For elderly over 65 years old, students, persons with disability cards and one companion.

Guided Tour Service

  • Scheduled Guided Tour:Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, at 11:00, 14:00, 16:00
  • Audio Guided Tour:Scan the QR Codes onsite for an audio guided tour; please bring your own earphones.

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