The Kaohsiung City Government intends for the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (administered by the Kaohsiung Bureau of Cultural Affairs since January 2003) to be a multifunctional art museum holding international art activities and presenting regional art to the world. The museum seeks to showcase the history of the arts in Taiwan, collect important local works of art, establish "thematic display rooms," engage in the study and classification of regional art, and fulfill the functions of collection, exhibition, research, and education. It is hoped that the museum will achieve the goals of "localizing international art" and "globalizing local art."
We hope that the Museum of Fine Arts will give the city of Kaohsiung the atmosphere and image of a cultured, international metropolis. We also look forward to the museum organizing and putting to use materials concerning the history of the arts in Taiwan and Kaohsiung. The museum will gradually build up a fine collection within the bounds of its resources, and create an innovative ecological setting in the cultural park, thereby giving the public a superior living space.
The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts will strive to make the most of the Neiweipi Cultural Park in the 21 st century. Simultaneously embracing local and international cultural perspectives, the city is developing five integrated, versatile art parks:
(1) The Museum of Fine Arts, which will serve as a center for international interchange and the development of local art;
(2) the service center, which will be transformed into the Children's Art Museum,
(3) the Jung Chang Ironworks, which will contain an avant garde art experimental space and an art workshop,
(4) a sculpture park allowing the personal experience of public art and fine art, and
(5) an outdoors theater giving open-air performances in a natural setting. We look forward to the park becoming a multipurpose space combining the features of art, culture, creativity, ecology, and education.