PRIORITIES OF FOUNDATION AFTER ITS TRANSFORMATION

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President Chen Shui-bian (center) , Vice President Annette Lu
(second from left), Premier Su Tseng-chang, Minister of Education Tu
Cheng-sheng and The Memorial Foundation of 228 Chairman Chen Chin-huang
jointly unveil the name plaque for The National 228 Memorial Museum.

 The government decided in 2007 to transform the foundation into a permanent institute devoted to commemorating the 228 Massacre through education and cultural activities. Its priorities in the future will be as follows:

  1. Setting up a national memorial museum: The government decided in 2006 to convert the now defunct Taiwan Education Hall on NanHai Road, Taipei City into a memorial museum of the 228 Incident, and have the foundation manage it on behalf of the government to highlight the significance of the massacre.

  2. Collecting and storing artifacts: Artifacts, pictures, books, films and other literary and art works related to the massacre and the period of martial law rule will be collected and stored for the purpose of academic research, education and international exchanges.

  3. Spreading the historical and cultural significance of the massacre: Continuing to produce films and documentaries concerning the massacre, offering to screen them to as many people as possible, and organizing exhibitions and education programs at the memorial museum.

  4. Promoting international exchanges: Conducting exchanges and sharing experiences with foreign human rights groups to add an international tone to Taiwan's transitional justice.
The National 228 Memorial Museum located at the Nanhai Education Complex in Taipei City is dedicated to educating the public about the historical significance of the 228 Massacre. The building hosting themuseum was the office of Taiwan Provincial Advisory Committee when the Republic of China took over the island in 1945, and the place where Chen Yi, the Taiwan governor-general under his rule the incident took place, fielded questions from Taiwan Provincial advisers.

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