Something about Maps (Part One)

  • 29 April, 2018
  • jvantrieste
Time Traveler

What’s in a map? That’s the question asked in "Something about Maps", an ongoing exhibit at the National Museum of Taiwan History. Taiwan has appeared on maps for centuries now, and this exhibit traces the evolution of Taiwan in maps through several eras of Taiwan’s past. Throughout, the exhibit shows that maps are full of meanings and intentions that make them more than just a tool that tell us "you are here". With me to discuss "Something about Maps" and the maps it contains is Shih Wen-cheng, head of the museum’s research division and the curator behind this exhibit.