This building is the Museum of Contemporary Art was built in 1921, was originally designed for the Japanese during the Japanese occupation of children to education "completed elementary school." This building up to 120 meters wide two-storey building, with red brick walls and subtropical cultures timber roof truss structure with combined construction and pillar of Western civilization and black tiles sloping roofs, with both sides of the entrance gable form of car Gallery Overall constitutes a U-shaped school building and space.
After 1945, Taiwan entered the era of the Republic of China, the former elementary school building was built for the Taipei City Government to switch to the newly established Office of homes until 1994, Jen Ai Road, Taipei City Government moved Xinyi District, Civic Center, at which this nearly fifty years, this building has played a driving political nerve center building in Taipei role.
In 1996, the Taipei City Government building was designated as the old city historical sites and monuments based on reuse of policy options, the original front hall building renovation repair homes of the "Museum of Contemporary Art" dedicated, wings are classified as part of the construction Built junior classroom. "Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art" and "built in the country" with the new school, not only created the world's rare art museum and school use of common building precedent, Taipei Confucius Temple is also considered to be an extension of this historical and cultural axis to Baoan Temple, led to a whole new opportunity for further development of Datong District.
Taipei City is scheduled monuments from the old city, through the activation of the re-use and the establishment of the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, under a long-term focus on domestic art scene, on May 26, 2001 bright opening, it has become Taipei Humanities map landmark. Let the past few years, Taipei city monuments to live up positive, so the old space looks into the different variations people's lives, and thus promote the art of recycling neighborhoods, Museum of Contemporary Art is a practical example.
Museum of Contemporary Art opened since 2001, was appointed by the Taipei City Government, private entrepreneurs responsible for the operation of the Foundation for Contemporary Art co-ordination. Its carefully committed to the arts, heritage, science and technology combining the three, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei cultural space, for a wonderful multi-file exquisite contemporary art exhibitions, open up horizons of the people, but also to promote the different cultures and even different nationalities between the multi-level dialogue.
After the Foundation for Contemporary Art through the second Board, at December 31, 2007 and signed by the appointment of municipal contracts expire. It is easy to Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art from January 1, 2008, referred to the Taipei Culture Foundation, responsible for the operation. The new management team over the past seven years, in addition to follow the Contemporary Art Museum of the kinetic energy of cohesion, but also endeavors to bring together caring more attention at home and abroad, combined with official power, the effective integration of all kinds of cultural and creative industries. The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei is a stronghold for the development of arts and culture, will provide a more interactive and integrated strong exhibition platform to encourage diversity in style and presentation of art, and to explore the issue of new prospective cultural thinking of contemporary urban launched to provide an endless supply of abundant creative energy.