First mu­seum show­cas­ing na­tion’s roads set to open

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan’s first public roads mu­seum will be open to visi­tors on Aug. 3, the Di­rec­torate Gen­eral of Highways (DGH) said Fri­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the DGH, the mu­seum lo­cated on the first floor of its new head­quar­ters in western Taipei will pro­vide visi­tors with free ac­cess to the history and de­vel­op­ment of Tai­wan’s highways and bridges.

The mu­seum con­sists of three sec­tions: a per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion, a spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion and a read­ing room. The mu­seum em­ploys mul­ti­me­dia ma­te­ri­als to cre­ate an in­ter­ac­tive en­vi­ron­ment.

The per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion cov­ers the chronol­ogy of the DGH since its es­tab­lish­ment and the de­vel­op­ment of Tai­wan’s roads. High­lights in­clude ar­chives about the MacArthur Thruway con­nect­ing Taipei and the north­ern port city of Keelung, the east-west cross-is­land high­way and the Siluo Bridge in Cen­tral Tai­wan.

The mu­seum will also dis­play a va­ri­ety of re­stored doc­u­ments dated from 1947 to 1948 in the first spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion, which will run Sept. 1-18.

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