History and humanities
Kaohsiung Museum of History
With a profound cultural history and abundant natural assets, Kaohsiung has unique and beautiful landscape interwoven by mountains, the sea, and rivers, making it outstanding compared to other cities. Since the beginning of the city’s development, Kaohsiung people have developed close ties with the sea. Thanks to the sea, Kaohsiung has successfully transformed from a small fishing village into a prosperous modern metropolis today. In recent years, the city government has actively renewed Kaohsiung’s cityscape and developed urban cultural tourism to attract more visitors to experience and share the beauty of Kaohsiung. In addition to an essential part of urban cultural tourism, a museum is an important site for lifelong learning to the public. In the future, apart from continuing the study of the history of Kaohsiung, enriching museum collections in various topics, planning more wonderful local exhibitions, turning the museum in to a knowledge base of history and culture of Kaohsiung, the Kaohsiung Museum of History will cross the ocean and walk into the international community, enhance cultural exchange, and broaden the public’s horizon to realize the dream of a happy city life based on the philosophy in cultivating Kaohsiung, embracing Taiwan, and thinking globally. Restructured as an administrative corporation in 2017, the Kaohsiung Museum of History has integrated resources from the public and private sectors and revitalized its rich collections through museum marketing. It is hoped that the museum will get closer to the daily life of citizens after its restructuring.