The new functions of the digital platform "Taiwan Cultural Memory Bank 2.0 (TCMB 2.0, 國家文化記憶庫2.0) were revealed at a press conference organized by the National Museum of Taiwan History (NMTH) on Nov. 29. The platform is launched in an effort to gradually achieve three major development goals: user-friendly platform, theme-based content, and attract a global audience.
Those present at the conference included secretary-general of the Ministry of Culture Chen Teng-chin (陳登欽), Veterans Affairs Council deputy chief Lee Wen-chung (李文忠), Institute for Information Industry president Cho Cheng-hung (卓政宏), NMTH director Chang Lung-chih (張隆志), and others; while diabolo group LINISM, the first winner of the Ministry of Culture’s Cultech Hackathon, presents "AURA," a performance that incorporates contemporary digital technology.
MOC secretary-general Chen stated that TCMB is one of the important parts of the government's digital transformation efforts. He added that those who hold digital information and cultural content should make an all-out effort to put accessible democracy into practice and create a way that is more friendly and easier for the public to understand and use, with the aim of allowing the mastery of knowledge to become more widespread.
According to NMTH, in terms of content creation, TCMB 2.0 focuses on thematic aspects which have long been the core of NMTH's research such as contemporary issues, local knowledge, and ordinary people's tastes; and gathers records and interpretations of diverse viewpoints across time, space and domains, such as knowledge of traditional fishing techniques and fishing gear in Matsu (Min Dong), memories of fishing and hunting in the area of the Namasia River, and many others. This expands the possibilities of public participation and allows individuals to contribute materials and stories.
NMTH stated that, based on the foundation of public participation and collective memory of the people, TCMB 2.0 is a new cultural movement that NMTH is dedicated to in the digital age. For more information, please visit its official website.