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  • Oct. 26, 2015: Foreign Guests visited NTNU Research Center of Conservation Cultural Relics on Oct. 26, 2015 Senior researcher Kato Masato of Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation from National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, and vice president Yamamoto Noriko of National Japan Treasure Restorer Coalition led researchers and experts to visit NTNU Research Center of Conversation Cultural Relics. The aim of this visit is to learn mutual experience of conservation of cultural relics and enhance knowledge from each other. Besides, both parties are looking forward to have a further cooperation on academic study cooperation in the future. Nov. 4 2015, Tokyo University of Arts Lacquer Laboratory Director Prof. Mitamura Arisumi, Tokyo University of Arts International Assistance Center specially-appointed professor Itani Yoshie, Japan Promotion Association secretary general Ooki Kisafumi and Heisei Memorial Art Museum curator Mitamura Izumi led ten students to visit National Taiwan Normal University Research Center of Conservation cultural Relics. This visit deepened the relationship between NTNU and Tokyo University of Arts.
  • Oct. 6 2015: Prof. Martin Rennert from Berlin University of the Arts was invited to visit NTNU on Oct. 6 2015 which was taken as a step towards sister schools between NTNU and Berlin University of the Arts in the future Former dean Chin-Lung Huang of the College of Arts, current dean Chun-Liang Lin of College of Arts and graduate chair Li-Chiang Lin visited Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)in the end of 2014. They made an official visit and met president of International Affairs of UdK. They also invited Prof. Martin Rennert, President of UdK to have a visit to NTNU in order to develop mutual academic exchange. In 2016, President Martin Rennert visited NTNU and was received by our president Kuo-En Chang. Both sides further proposed the idea of the possibility about exchange of students in the future.
  • Oct. 15 2015: NTNU Department of Fine Arts and Chinese Painting School of China Central Academy of Fine Arts signed an agreement to promote academic cooperation and exchange of students
  • Dec. 6-14, 2014 Dean Chin-Lung Huang of the College of Arts, Prof. Chun-Liang Lin, Chair of the Department of Design, and Prof. Li-chian Lin, Chair of the Graduate Institute of Art History visit Brno University of Technology, Czech and Berlin University of the Arts, Germany The Department of Design, NTNU and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology signed an MoU and became student exchange partners in Dec. 2013. The main purpose of this trip was to meet with Dr. MgA. Milan Houser, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Mrs. Barbora Lungova , Vice Dean for International Affairs, in an effort to enhance the understanding of the faculty in order to identify potential areas of cooperation. Via the connection of Prof. Henning Wagenbreth at Berlin University of the Arts, Prof. Chun-Liang Lin, Chair of the Department of Design was able to explore potential cooperative links with the Department of Visual Communication at the German university. Berlin University of the Arts is Germany’s largest and the world’s top 10 arts university. It is hoped the active interaction between the two institutions could pave way for substantial cooperation ties. President of the Berlin University of the Arts is scheduled to visit NTNU in late 2015.
  • Nov. 11-14, 2014 Dean Chin-Lung Huang of the College of Arts and Associate Prof. Shih Ming Pai, Department of Fine Arts visit Kyoto City University of Arts to explore future cooperation avenues On this second visit to Kyoto City University of Arts, NTNU delegates were warmly received by President Akira Tatehata who also expressed positive thoughts about deepening the ties between the two institutions through the signing of academic agreements, particularly a faculty exchange agreement.
  • Sep. 2, 2014 Ritsumeikan University delegates visit RCCCR Hiroshi Motomura, deputy head of personnel department, and Kiyoshi Kawaguchi, deputy head of finance department from Ritsumeikan University visit RCCR with a tour given by RCCCR director Yuan-feng Chang which introduced the Japanese visitors to Taiwan’s conservation technology and practical experiences.
  • Oct. 23, 2014 The College of Arts signs MoU with Tokyo Research Institute for Cultural Properties for cooperation in research relating to cultural heritage conservation Director General Nobuo Kamei of Tokyo Research Institute for Cultural Properties led a delegation of four to visit NTNU for MoU signing. President Kuo-en Chang signed the MoU on NTNU’s behalf. RCCCR, dedicated to the conservation and education of cultural heritages, has been actively seeking international cooperation to enhance its techniques and broaden its scope of conservation works. Tokyo Research Institute for Cultural Properties, a key institute under Japanese government’s Agency of Cultural Affairs, approached RCCCR for cooperation in recognition its achievements in relic conservation. The two parties are mulling research staff/student exchange and joint research cooperation.
  • May 15-20, 2014: A delegation of NTNU Department of Fine Arts visited Nanjing Arts University for joint graduate student exhibition Profs. Cheng-Ming LEE and Chang-De LIN led a 16-member student delegation to Nanjing Arts University for a 2-week exchange exhibition on ink painting consisting of 50 pieces of artworks. Artworks by NTNU members were highlights from Department of Fine Arts’ faculty members and PhD students of the ink painting program, which well represented the development of contemporary ink painting in Taiwan and showcased the artistic achievement in Taiwan.
  • Apr. 23, 2014: Nobel Literature laureate GAO Xingjian and wife visited RCCCR As a writer and artist, Prof. Gao keeps a large collection of valuable manuscripts and artworks and is hence intrigued by the ways articrafts are preserved and the materials applied.
  • Apr. 21, 2014: President of Yonsei University, Korea visited NTNU Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics (RCCCR) A Yonsei University delegation led by President Kap-Young JEONG visited RCCCR. The visit sparked President JEONG’s strong interest in the preservation and conservation works of articraft collection to be conducted at Yonsei University. Both parties look forward to further cooperation in the future.
  • Early 2014: International exchange activities between NTNU Graduate Institute of Art History and Institut national d'histoire de l'art INHA, France INHA is the most prestigious art history research institution in France. It started in 2000 to integrate art history library resources, literature, manuscripts, in the Louvre Museum, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris (national college of art and architecture), Paris Sorbonne University and the Bibliothèque Centrale des Musées Nationaux (BCMN – central library of national museum). It is now the world’s largest art history research center and library. INHA’s status is similar to the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
  • Mar. 29 2014: Dean Chin-Lung HUANG of the College of Arts, Prof. Yung-Yuan YANG, Chair of Department of Fine Arts and Prof. Leo Chun-Liang LIN, Chair of Department of Design visited College of Fine Arts at Shanghai University for the signing of MoU and student exchange agreement between the two colleges The signing ceremony was a convivial occasion which we hope will mark the beginning of a solid partnership in the future. We expect the student exchange program to provide opportunities for students to broaden their horizon and experience difference university cultures.
  • Dec. 17-21, 2013: Delegation of NTNU Department of Fine Arts visited China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and signed an MOU and student exchange agreement with CAFA School of Humanities, School of Fine Art and Graduate School of Fine Art CAFA and NTNU entered into partnership in 2008 when a university-level academic cooperation agreement was signed between the two institutions. During Dec. 17-21, Prof. Yung-Yuan YANG, Chair of Department of Fine Arts led a group of students to CAFA for a study trip. The scope of this trip covered both faculty and student exchange activities through which detailed information of course contents and faculty backgrounds at the two institutions were introduced to facilitate mutual understanding in preparation for more substantial exchange activities in the future.
  • Oct. 25, 2013: Dean Chin-Lung HUANG of the College of Arts visited Dongduk Women´s University (DWU), Korea for the signing of a student exchange agreement. Dean Huang was joined by Prof. Jhen-Ming Li of the Department of Fine Arts on the trip during which they met with DWU President Young Rae KIM before the signing ceremony was held at DWU’s College of Arts. With this new exchange agreement, each college may, in principle, send up to 4 students to the other party with free language courses provided.
  • Jul. 29-Aug. 3, 2013: Prof. Wen-Ching SU of the Department of Design led a student group to visit Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore for a design event. A total of 20 sophomores participated in the “Sights and Sounds” design workshop during which students from the 2 institutions published, discussed and exchanged ideas on their works previously made in their respective countries. The event inspired much imagination, creativity and also new design perspectives stemming from a better understanding of cultural differences between the two countries.
  • Jun. 2-4, 2013: Dean Chin-Lung HUANG of the College of Arts and Associate Professor Shih-Ming PAI of the Department of Fine Arts visit Kyoto City University of Arts and Musashino Art University to explore potential opportunities for academic cooperation. The visits were made possible through and Chair Prof. Shiou-Ping LIAO and Prof. PAI’s help in liaising with related departments at the two universities. As the College does not have formal partnership with Japanese academic institutions, we are hoping the visits will pave the way for future partnership and benefit students wishing to study in Kyoto in the future.
  • May 4-6, 2013: Prof. HUANG Chin-Lung, Dean of College of Arts, visited China Central Academy Of Fine Arts to discuss possible academic cooperation links. The Academy is the only higher education institution of arts that reports directly to PRC Ministry of Education and a pioneer in the education of modern arts in China. The Academy and NTNU became partners after a cooperation agreement was signed in 2008. The aim of this particular visit was to identify ways to substantiate the partnership in the future.
  • May 3, 2013: Mr. HAN Jing-song, deputy head of the collection department and Mr. ZHAO Hui, deputy head of the curation department at the National Art Museum of China as well as Mr. CHEN Libai from the Chen Cheng Po cultural foundation visited the Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics and discussed on the scientific inspection and testing of artworks and the applications of preservative materials. The visitors also provided opinion and shared views on ways works are displayed after conservations and the collection environment.
  • Apr. 23-27: Prof. HUANG Chin-Lung, Dean of College of Arts and Prof. SU Hsien-Fa, ex-chair, Department of Fine Arts visited Xiamen University to discuss avenues of academic cooperation and exchange. Xiamen University is an MOE accredited higher education institution in Mainland China and a top 500 university in the Academic Ranking of World Universities conducted by Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. On this visit, an academic cooperation agreement and a student exchange agreement were signed between the Departments of Fine Arts on an equal and reciprocal basis.
  • Feb. 27, 2013: A delegation led by Prof. Susanne Clausen, Head of the University of Reading, U.K. visited the College of Arts on their first trip to Asia as a bid to explore cooperative links and seek cooperation partners in Asia.
  • Feb. 26, 2013: Prof. Harada Kazutoshi from Tokyo University of the Arts visited the Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics and exchanged academic discussions on the techniques of “articulated figures” and Japanese gold craft. Prof. Harada is an expert in Japanese craft and knife/sword histories.
  • Nov. 15, 2012: A delegation from Singapore Teachers´ Academy of the Arts led by Principal Mrs Teo Khin Hiang visited NTNU to exchange opinions on the subject of teacher training with faculty and students at the College of Arts. Through enhanced understanding about the arts education currently in place in Taiwan and Singapore, both parties aim to foster teachers’ professional growth and strengthen teaching effectiveness.
  • Nov. 9, 2012: A group of 11 US artists and painters led by US painter Mr. Yaning visited the Graduate Institute of Art History and conducted a seminar at the Institute.
  • Dr CHANG Yuan-Feng, Director for the Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics established cooperative links with Japan’s Tokyo University of the Arts by jointly undertaking the commission project for restoring Mr. CHEN Cheng-Po’s artworks. Tokyo University of the Arts invited members from the Center to Tokyo to exchange views and knowledge about restoration technologies and visit various private and public museums to learn about file and painting restoration during Sep. 18-23, 2012.
  • 2012 International Ink Painting Exhibition was held in Chung Shan National Gallery, National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall with nearly 100 exhibiting artists from around the world showcasing diversified artworks which subverted the traditional notion of ink painting. The two-day symposium was held on Apr. 1-2, 2012 in National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and NTNU, during which academic publications centering on ink painting were addressed through both exhibition and academic research. The symposium concluded the multi-facets of contemporary ink painting, which has broken out of the box of traditional Chinese Art, as it has stepped onto the international stage with multicultural fusion.
  • May 14-19: Department of Visual Arts organized a co-exhibition of design, most works from graduate students in Taiwan, Korea and Xiamen with the theme “Taoism” The exhibition was held in the city campus of Soochow University, Taipei with works created by students and faculty members from NTNU (Taiwan), Seonggyungwan University (Korea) and Xiamen University (China). The theme concept “Taoism” was interpreted in a variety of perspectives through the 126 pieces exhibiting works including posters, videos, 3 dimensional works, and interactive images.
  • Mar. 21-23: Graduate Institute of Art History held Forum & Festival on Gaby Imhof-Weber’s Documentary Films: Food for the Mind—Art and Architecture Programs on Television which received huge feedbacks Held in the international conference room at NTNU library, the event invited Dr. Gaby Imhof- Weber, senior director and producer of arts documentary at Germany’s national Bavarian TV and Chief Curator Regis Michel at the Musée du Louvre to speak at the forum. The “Architecture at the Turn of the New Millennium” series features the architecture and urban landscapes in cities such as Tokyo and Berlin during the millennium period. The document series addressed problems and characteristics of the urban landscape observed in the metropolitans from the perspectives of architectural designs, historical development, and human life with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding or art history.
  • Jan. 6, 2012: Cultural & Creative Industries Center/Department of Visual Arts invited tenured Professor WANG Shou-zhi at the Art Center College of Design (US) to give a talk on the Development of Chinese Contemporary Design The Center invited tenured professor WANG Shou-zhi of Department of Theory, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California to give an insightful analysis on the Development of Chinese Contemporary Design. Prof. Wang currently serves as Dean of Cheung Kong School of Art and Design, Shantou University (China).
  • Mar. 2, 2012: Japanese Soka University Delegation led by President Hideo Yamamoto visited NTNU and Research Center for Conservation of Culture Relics at the College of Arts The Delegation included President Hideo Yamamoto, Dean and Vice Dean of International Affairs Office, Minoru KOIDE and Tsuyosh i TAKAHASHI. During this visit, the Delegations not only met with the university president but also visited Research Center for Conservation of Culture Relics at the College as Soka Gakkai International (SGI) has been actively promoting art and cultural activities. The Department of Fine Arts also has an ongoing cooperative project with SGI.
  • DEC. 11-15, 2011: President Kuo-en Chang led a Delegation of NTNU members to visit Dunhuang Academy (China), Soka Gakkai International and Tokyo University of the Arts (Japan) for academic exchanges to strengthen the intent of mutual cooperation --DEC. 11-12, 2012: NTNU Delegation visited Dunhuang Academy and was received by Director FAN Jinshi. The two parties exchanged views on issues regarding replica restoration and cultural heritage conservation and outlined specific restoration research and academic cooperation projects in the future. --DEC. 12-14, 2012: NTNU Delegation visited the headquarter of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in Tokyo (Japan). The Delegation invited President Daisaku IKEDA of SGI to Taiwan to attend the conferment ceremony for his honorary professorship at NTNU’s College of Arts. Meanwhile, President Chang also visited Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Nezu Museum and Soka University where he received the highest honorary award. --Dec. 15, 2011: The Delegation called on Tokyo University of the Arts and was welcomed by President Ryôhei MIYATA, and Dean Ikeda Masaharu of Faculty of Fine Arts. Delegates also visited the research rooms and studios at the Faculty of Fine Arts and gained an overall understanding of the research conducted at Tokyo University of the Arts. The visit serves as a reference for NTNU’s future development and a way to promote substantial academic cooperation between the two universities.
  • SEP 8, 2011: Mr. Gordon Bull , Head of The School of Art at Australian National University visited NTNU. Dean of College of Arts Cheng-Ming Lee reciprocated the visit in SEP 14-20, 2011. Australian National University (ANU) and NTNU established partnership in Mar. 2011. ANU has been an academic heavyweight in the southern hemisphere, constantly ranked No. 1 among universities in Australia and within Top 100 in the QS World University Rankings.
  • Nov. 2, 2011: Graduate Institute of Art History invited Prof. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann at the Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University to give a talk Topic: “Representation, Replication, Repro-duction: The Legacy of Charles V in Rulers' Portraits in the Holy Roman Empire.”
  • May 21- JUN 14 “2011 International Paper Art Exhibition and Symposium” Organized by the Department of Fine Arts, the exhibition showcased over 80 pieces of paper creations made by artists from Taiwan and abroad. Held in the 202 international conference hall at NTNU, the symposium invited scholars from Korea, Japan Europe and US to exchange views on the creation experiments and works preservation related to paper art. Artists were also invited to join the discussion.
  • Lü Zhangshen, curator of the National Museum of China, visited the calligraphy exhibition held at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall 12.6-12, 2010, after which he graciously donated 7 million Taiwan Dollars to NTNU’s College of Arts to endow the Lü Zhangshen Calligraphy Scholarship. The College has passed regulations governing the scholarship, and plans to hold its first competition at the end of this year.
  • Benjamin Olshin has been appointed an adjunct associate professor of the Department of Fine Arts. Mr. Olshin holds a doctorate from the University of Toronto and specializes in Design and related fields.
  • The Department of Visual Design has invited Peter Simlinger, current director of the International Institute for Information Design in Austria, to give a lecture entitled: “The Challenge of Information Design—Essential Aspects for Education and Professional Practice.” Mr. Simlinger’s area of expertise is Research and Development of Information Design. He is also the designer of a series of communications frameworks for the European International Railway System that has made the railway system safe and efficient.
  • The Department of Visual Design, in collaboration with the Cultural and Creative Industries Center, hosted the “Design Arena: Global Design Competition Conference” on Jan. 29.2011. The Forum invited three international artists: Pekka Lori from the Lahti Poster Biennial, John Gravdahl from the Colorado International Invitation Poster Exhibition and Ahn Chang Ho from South Korea’s Eastern Asia Poster Triennial. A number of Taiwanese professionals in Graphic Design were also in attendance.
  • Vice President Lin of NTNU and Dean Li of the College of Arts visited Beijing’s Qinghua University and Peking University’s School of Arts from 03.17-21.2011 to discuss signing an agreement for intercollegiate cooperation. It would be of enormous benefit to the future development to the College of Arts if a cooperative agreement could be reached. Vice President Lin and Dean Li’s visit follows a previous trip to NTNU sister school, Hangzhou’s Chinese Institute of Fine Arts, to discuss plans for a collaborative effort by the two schools during the 2011 IDA Congress Taipei, which will be held in Taipei this October.
  • On 06.03.2011, NTNU’s College of Arts and Peking University’s School of Arts signed an Agreement for Academic Cooperation and an Agreement on Student Exchanges. Wang Yichuan, Dean of Peking University’s School of Arts, personally came to NTNU to sign the agreements, further strengthening and solidifying exchanges between the two schools.
  • A representative of the SPEY Traditional Arts Foundation visited the College on 04.17.2011 to discuss the endowment of a scholarship. The SPEY Foundation is a charity organization and collaborative effort of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London and whisky maker Harvey’s of Edinburgh International, Ltd., which sells limited-edition bottles of whiskey at auction and donates the proceeds to sponsor artists to study at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
  • Specialist oil-painting restorer Shinsuke Utada and headmaster Takayasu Kijima of the Tokyo University of the Arts have been invited to visit NTNU’s College of Arts. They will assist the College’s Research Center for Conservation of Culture Relics by taking the first steps to catalog the oil paintings in the College’s collection, and by offering instruction in restoration techniques.
  • Prof. Mitamura Arisumi, head of the Department of Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA), was invited by College of Arts, NTNU, to deliver a speech titled “The Evolvement of Lacquer Art in Contemporary Japan” on May 4, 2010. After the speech, Prof. Mitamura Arisumi, who also serves as the president of the Office of International Exchange at TUA, visited Prof. Kun-Liang Chuang, dean of the Office of International Affair at NTNU, discussing the future exchanges of arts between the two universities.
  • NTNU signed an academic cooperation project agreement with China Academy of Art (CAA) on June 10, 2010. Principal Kuo-En Chang of NTNU and Principal Jiang Xu of CAA co-signed the cooperation project agreement, encouraging the academic exchanges and cooperation between the two universities.
  • The Department of Visual Design co-initiated “Cross-Strait Culture and Creative Industry Research Alliance” along with 5 other universities in China and Taiwan. The first general assembly was held at NTNU on May 15, 2010, establishing a platform for dialogs between cross-strait culture and creative academic circles. “Global Chinese Culture and Creative Summit” was held on the following day.
  • From April 30 to May 3, 2010, Chairman Kuei-Chia Liang of the Graduate Institute of Design participated in the Cultural and Creative Industries Summit held in Hangzhou City, China, discussing substantial cooperative model with the cultural literati in China and Taiwan.
  • On January 18, 2010, Prof. Cheng-Lein Teng of the Graduate Institute of Design led a delegation of 12 outstanding students from the institute to China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing for a 12-day trip, promoting the academic discussions between teachers and students on service design.
  • The Graduate Institute of Art History invited A. M. Bonnet, Chairperson of the Department of Art History from the University of Bonn, Germany to be a guest professor at NTNU from November 20th 2009 to January 8th 2010, and to open an intensive course entitled German Paintings: From Late Middle Ages to Mannerism Period. The Graduate Institute hopes that the new guest professor can strengthen the Western art history part in its curriculum, and encourage further cooperation and exchange between NTNU and the University of Bonn.
  • The Graduate Institute of Art History invited Valenin Nussbaum, associate professor of the Department as well as the Graduate Institute of Art History and of Music from the University of Freiburg, Switzerland to be a guest professor at NTNU for from August 1st 2009 to July 31st 2010, and to open two courses: Introduction of the Research on Painting History; and Between the Canvass and the Screen: A Seminar on Painting and Movie.
  • On October 6th, 2009, the Graduate Institute of Design held a conference/ exhibition entitled New Images for Local Culture, in which eight representatives led by Associate Dean Xu Ping from the College of Design, China Central Academy Of Fine Arts were invited to publish their research on the promotion of local culture.
  • From August 8th to 16th, 2009, an exhibition containing 80 pieces of work by Master Huang Jun-Bi was held by the China National Art Gallery and the Huang Jun-Bi Cultural and Artistic Association, and co-organized by this College. This exhibition was to commemorate the deceased master’s 112th birthday. Dean Lin Chang-De and Professor Jiang Ming-Xian from this College attended the opening ceremony and published relative articles at the academic symposium.
  • In mid-May, 2009, four representatives of NTNU, including Vice-President Chen Chiung-Hua and ex-Chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts Su Hsien-Fa, paid a visit to Russian Repin Academy of Fine Arts, and reviewed the result of an exchange exhibition between NTNU and Repin Academy with participating Russian professors.
  • From May 19th to 22nd, 2009, Dean of the College of Arts Lin Chang-De, ex-Chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts Su Hsien-Fa, and 6 graduate students under this college paid a visit to the School of Arts, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea and participated the opening ceremony of an exchange exhibition between the fine arts departments of NTNU and Sungkyunkwan University.
  • A delegation of teachers and students from China Central Academy Of Fine Arts led by Director Yang Li visited NTNU on October 6, 2008 and signed an MOU for the cooperation project “Center for Chinese Communication Studies.”
  • The Delegation visited Sungkyunkwan University, Dongduk Women's University, Ewha Womans University, Dongguk University, and Hanyang University while Ms Kim, a Phd student at Department of Fine Arts (an alumnus of Dongduk Women's University) served as the Delegation’s interpreter. Through the visit, the delegation promoted graduate programs offered at College of Fine Arts, discussed academic cooperation, especially the possibilities of holding joint-exhibitions and signing cooperation agreements.
  • Prof. Chang-te LIN, Dean of College of Fine Arts, Prof. Hsien-fa SU, Chair of Department of Fine Arts, and Prof. Kun-liang CHUANG, Dean of Office of International Affairs visited Korea (2008.11.25-29)


Symposium/Workshop/Exhibition

Activity Name Date/Place WAchievement/photo
International Graphic Art Center held “Kiguchi Woodcut Demonstration and Baren Production Workshop” Traditional yukiyoe woodcut is still a bright art in Japan. Baren is one of an important tool of making a yukiyoue. Making a baren contains a lot of skills and wisdoms which is worth learning and passing on. Therefore, we invited Japanese experts Funasaka Yoshisuke to teach us how to make A baren. Besides, he demonstrated the way of making a watermark woodcut and share his experience on these art skills. Nov,23.26 2015
Oct,26-30 2015: Students and Professor of Graduate Institute of Art History visited colleges and universities in Macao for painting and calligraphy learning and exchange program There are 7 graduate students and Professor Chia-chiu Tsai in total joined this learning program. In this exchange program, except for experts and scholars delivering speech on the workshop, students from different colleges and universities are given the opportunities to present their report about this program on the seminar. Experts and scholars were invited to give comment on their presentation. Oct,26-30 2015
Oct,6-9 2015: NTNU The Department of Fine Arts held “Arts Investigation in Hong Kong and Macao: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Academic Forum and Arts and Cultures Activities” to extend the viewpoint on arts In accordance with Learning Away from Home Program proposed by Regulations Governing Promotion and Subsides of International Academic Exchange of NTNU, arts investigation activity included two parts: conducting academic forum in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and visiting art institutions of Hong Kong and Macao areas. This one-day art exchange workshop for Taiwan and Hong Kong program was held in The Chinese University of Hong Kong to carry on the academic exchange for graduate students between the two parties. Oct,6-9 2015
Jul,9-16 2015: NTNU Department of Fine Arts cooperated with Chongqing University to hold “Arts Collection for Undergraduates of Yu Tai 2015 Summer Camp” In order to promote academic exchange between students and boosts collaboration among sister schools in Taiwan, Chongqing University (CQU) invited National Taiwan Normal University Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts Department of Fine Arts, NTUA Department of Painting and Calligraphy Arts and Yuan Ze University Department of Art and Design to hold “Arts Collection for Undergraduates of Yu Tai 2015 Summer Camp”. Through this activity, schools hope that students can further understand different artistic styles, practice arts and experience cultures by taking a field trip, sketching from nature, displaying their works at an exhibition and attending forum.at the same time. Jul,9-16 2015
Nov. 13-21, 2014 Academic exchange between PhD students from Department of Fine Arts, NTNU and China Central Academy of Fine Arts Department of Fine Arts invited Prof. Shiping Luo and 10 other faculty members and students from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, a partner since 2014 to visit NTNU. A joint exhibition of landscape painting by students was held at The-Chun Art Gallery on campus, followed by a seminar on the significance of contemporary outdoor painting and the aesthetic content of students’ works. Prof. Tai-le Chen, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts, NTNU was hoping this event would mark the beginning of a fruitful partnership. Nov. 13-21, 2014
Oct. 7, 2014 Design Exchange Workshop held between Department of Design and Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore Temasek Polytechnic and NTNU’s College of Arts entered into a college-level MoU in 2012. On this trip, Profs. Dapeng Chen and Weilie Li led a group of 33 students from Temasek Polytechnic to NTNU to attend a workshop with a “growth” theme focusing on visualization through texts, visual semiotics, metaphors and impersonifications. Oct. 7, 2014
Oct. 18-19, 2014 The Department of Fine Arts hosted the International Conference on Revolution against the Brush and Ink: The Return to the Primordial and the Emergence of New Possibilities This international academic conference was held in conjunction with the exhibition “Revolution/Renaissance: The Art of Liu Kuo-Sung” at the National Museum of History, Taiwan. The conference was well participated by scholars and experts around the world. Discussions on the development and new possibilities of ink arts were held with an aim to promote ink arts to the general public. The contemporary Taiwan ink arts workshop and Liu Kuo-Sung Dissertation Award were also held alongside the event. Oct. 18-19, 2014
Nov. 2, 2014 Prof. Jonas Voegeli, Swiss graphic designer and Head of the Design Department, Zurich University of the Arts conducts workshop on book design at NTNU Prof. Voegeli is a three-time winner of the international competition of Best Book Design from all over the World contest in Leipzig, Germany. His achievements in book design, in a time when e-books are gaining in popularity, are all the more worth paying attention to. Nov. 2, 2014
Jun 19-20, 2014 Department of Fine Arts and Institute of Education (IOE), University of London co-organizes a conference on “Museums and Education in the 21th Century: Global, National and Local Discourse” The conference, held on NTNU campus, promoted dialogues on arts administration, museums and education related topics. Scholars from Taiwan, UK, Australia, China and Japan gathered to discuss key issues facing museums around the world. Major topics included arts resources for the educational development, proposed solutions, and the educational mission of museums. Jun 19-20, 2014
Jun. 19, 2014 Cultural & Creative Industries Center under Department of Visual Arts holds “2014 The Power of Asian Design” international conference The conference, immediately following an international student design competition, was hosted by the Youth Development Administration, Ministry of Education, Taiwan and co-organized by NTNU’s Cultural & Creative Industries Center. 3 keynote speakers and industry experts from Japan, Korea, and Macau shared their global design perspectives and local experiences to broaden Taiwanese students’ horizon. Jun. 19, 2014
May 29-Jun. 1, 2014 Cross-strait arts exchange between NTNU and Xiamen University Prof. Yung-Yuan Yang, Chair of Department of Fine Arts at NTNU and other faculty members hosted a visit by a delegation of 15 students and teachers led by Prof. Jinhua Chen, Chair of Fine Arts Department, Xiamen University. Following the visit to NTNU, the delegation went for outdoor landscape painting at Sun Moon Lake, North Coast, etc. along with some NTNU students and faculty. The fine arts department at NTNU and Xiamen University entered into partnership in 2013. The outdoor painting project is a first step toward deeper cooperation. May 29-Jun. 1, 2014
Sep. 10-14, 2014 Dean Chin-Lung Huang of the College of Arts and Dr. Yuan-Feng Chang, Director for the Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics (RCCCR) leads the RCCCR research team to Japan to attend the opening of the exhibition on the conservation of works by Taiwanese master oil painter Chen Cheng-Po” and the symposium on the works by contemporary overseas Taiwanese students in their youth Chen Cheng-Po Cultural Foundation has from 2011-2014 commissioned the conservation of 36 oil painting to CRRRC, along with another 1005 pieces of works including sketches, water color painting, calligraphy, letters and other collections. The conservation project, a joint effort between CRRRC and the Conservation Course Oil Painting Laboratory at the Tokyo University of the Arts, marked the first case of international academic cooperation between two conservation institutes. In commemoration of the 120th anniversary of the late Chen Cheng Po’s birthday, a grand touring exhibition on the conserved works was held in Taiwan, China and Japan, showcasing the exceptional conservation skills and research of the two universities. Sep. 10-14, 2014
Mar. 22-27, 2014: 103.3.22-27: The preservation and conservation project for Department of Fine Arts’ collection—restored paintings in 2013 and their stories Exhibiting artists included NTNU masters Profs. LIN Yu-shan, CHEN Hui-Kun and several other retired professors. The exhibition displayed 45 pieces of works with documentaries of the restoration process. The most representative piece in the exhibition was an oil painting of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s portrait, the founding father of the nation. The portrait, originally in a poor condition, was carefully restored through the help of oil-painting restoration specialist KIJIMA Takayasu from the Tokyo University of the Arts who visits RCCCR on a regular basis. The restoration work was especially meaningful given the historical value of the piece. At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Emeritus Professor CHEN Ching-Jung donated retired professor YUAN Shu-Jen’s work depicting a seaside scenery to the University’s collection. Prof. YUAN is an internationally renowned female painter and has served as the chair of the Department of Fine Arts. Mar. 22-27, 2014
JUN 19-20, 2014 NTNU Department of Fine Arts and Institute of Education (IOE), University of London co-organized a conference on “Museums and Education in the 21th Century: Global, National and Local Discourses in Europe and East Asia” The conference aims to promote dialogues on museums and education related topics between Europe and Asia under a comparative culture framework. Main topics included the administrative structure and educational mission of museums, deification of national or local heritage, museums and art education, extension activities of museum education, etc. Keynote speeches by foreign speakers: Pam Meecham, Professor, Department of Culture, Communication and Media , IOE Richard Sandell, Professor of Museum Studies, University of Leicester Nick Stanley, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, British Museum Andrew McClellan, former Director/Professor of Academic Affairs and Museum Studies Program at Tufts University Yoshiaki Nishino, Director of the University Museum, the University of Tokyo Huang Chen, Head of public education department, National Museum of China JUN 19-20, 2014
Jan. 16-22, 2014: Students and faculty members of NTNU Department of Fine Arts attended the calligraphy and painting exhibition “Celebration of shared Chinese origin and heritage” held in Tianjin, China The exhibition included 30 pieces of works by Prof. Cheng-Ming LEE, other faculty members and students from Taiwan which showed a shared heritage with China and yet with a unique style. Works by CLA’s Chair Professor Liu Kuo-Sung, a pioneer in modern ink painting, were also in the exhibition, their first in the Tianjin area. Also in the exhibition were works by the renowned ink painter, Prof. YIN Cang Hai of Nankai University, and his students which comprised an extensive mix of calligraphy woks and bird-and-flower paintings. Prof. LEE was also appointed as a visiting professor at Nankai University on this visit. Jan. 16-22, 2014
Dec. 27, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014: World Design Capital Taipei 2016— education program exhibition held by Cultural and Creative Industries Center (CCIC), Department of Design The exhibition evolved from the theme “Discover” and encompassed a rich array of topics including cultural creativity and design thinking, the building of a creative design community and creative design camp, training materials and tools for design thinking, etc. Taipei City’s concepts on strengthening the creative industry and nurturing future innovative talents were also presented. A total of 100+ pieces of creative works made jointly by elementary/middle school teachers/students and designers were exhibited along with other design products in various categories. Design education can help foster talent in Taipei, positioning the city alongside other global design capitals. Dec. 27, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014
Jan. 20, 2014: Cultural and Creative Industries Center (CCIC), Department of Design held award ceremony and exhibition for 2014 Taiwan International Student Design Competition Many prestigious guests in the design industry from Taiwan and abroad attended the award ceremony and winners came to receive the award from all over the world including Thailand, UK, Japan and China. The winning works were exhibited in the same venue. The occasion also provided an opportunity for the participants to exchange thoughts on the exhibited works. Jan. 20, 2014
Aug. 26-Sep. 7: The Cultural and Creative Industries Center of the Department of Design organized an academic symposium and poster exhibition on cross-strait Chinese character designs and applications as part of the 2013 Chinese Character Arts Festival. The General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) and NTNU’s Cultural and Creative Industries Center invited scholars and experts in Taiwan and China to the symposium to discuss and publish papers on the topic as well as exchange their views. How to present the strokes, space and aesthetics of Chinese characters in ways that allow for new applications has become a topic worthy of discussion. Aug. 26-Sep. 7
Oct. 25, 2013: The Department of Design hosted a symposium on 2014-2015 global CMF trend The symposium introduced the global CMF trends over the next one to two years which allowed designers to feel the vibes of the designs and experience their diversified characters. The CMF combinations showcased at the symposium can serve as a reference and idea generator for future designs. Speakers included Global director of WGSN-Homebuildlife, Greg Dunlop, and designer Xiangfeng Sun (孫祥豐) and manager Fuqi Pan(潘扶齊) at the Taiwan branch of Swarovski Hong Kong Ltd, etc. Students benefitted a great deal from the active discussion in the symposium which will help foster emerging design concepts. Oct. 25, 2013
DEC 7, 2013: Opening ceremony for the New Star Ink Painting Forum held by the Department of Fine Arts with works donated by alumnus Prof. Kim Dayeol (金大烈) The opening ceremony of masters/doctoral student academic forum and exchange exhibition took place in Teh-Chun Art Gallery. During the ceremony, Prof. Kim Dayeol of Dongkuk University, an alumnus of NTNU Department of Fine Arts donated his ink painting work for NTNU’s collection. DEC 7, 2013
Jun 8-9, 2013: Department of Fine Arts hosted a printmaking workshop and invited printmaking expert from Tama Art University to conduct classes The College of Arts invited Prof. Kobayashi Keisei of Tama Art University, Japan for 2012 miniature printmaking arts exhibition and international symposium which was well received. Following last year’s success and positive feedbacks, the College this year invited Prof. Satake Kuniko, Instructor and Furuya Hiroko and printmaking artist Masumoto Kumiko from the same university to offer classes in Taiwan on watermark woodcut and other printmaking techniques. The event aims to enhance students’ understanding of different printmaking materials, forms and techniques and thus help diversify the perspectives of their future works. Students may also broaden their international horizon through interacting with the artists and get an overview of the international art industry and directions for future career development and planning. Jun 8-9, 2013
May 30-31, 2013: Department of Fine Arts hosted the “2013 Art History and International Symposium” The agenda of the symposium consisted of two major parts: “reconstructing art history: art history and art theory” and “the Western and Eastern perspectives of art history theory.” The event aims to provide insights on the discussion of the art history discipline. May 30-31, 2013
Jun. 14-15, 2013: NTNU Graduate Institute of Art History co-organized an international symposium on “Cityscapes in Europe and Asia, 13th-20th Centuries ” with a research team on European cityscapes led by Bernd Roeck, Prof. of history at the University of Zurich The symposium, held on NTNU campus in both English and Chinese, was a rare occasion in Taiwan dedicated to the expertise of arts history with participants not only including renowned art and history scholars but also well recognized art and history experts and academics from Switzerland, Italy, Germany, UK and Japan. “Cityscape” has been a critical topic in the research of art history with emerging research interest and views in recent years. The symposium brought together top domestic and international scholars who generated interesting views and new insights by comparing and contrasting topics related to European and Asian cityscapes through different research perspectives such as art history, history, politics and communication arts. Jun. 14-15, 2013
May 11, 2013: The exhibition of Taiwan aboriginal arts organized by the Department of Fine Arts had a grand opening at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. This was part of a series of events centering on the “Representation of Primitivity” in Taiwan’s contemporary aboriginal arts in addition to a symposium and a workshop. The exhibition, which took as long as a year to plan, encompassed several key topics, including ethno-culture, female arts and environmental sustainability. The workshop held between Apr 25-28 in a design studio in Taian Township, Miaoli County as well as the Indigenous Culture Park in Pingtong County gave participants the opportunity to personally visit and experience the tribal areas where aboriginal arts originated. By doing so, participants were able to gain an in-depth understanding about the content and unique culture of aboriginal artworks. Under the instructions of aboriginal artists, participants all managed to create their own pieces of work with aboriginal touches in a DIY session. May 11, 2013
May 8-12, 2013 (Korea)/May 24-30, 2013 (Taiwan): National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Korea, and Xiamen University (XMU) in China organized a design exchange exhibition themed on “wine.” This was the 7th exchange exhibition held between NTNU and SKKU while XMU joined for the second time for the intercollegiate design and cultural exchange among the three universities. This year’s theme concept “wine” plays an important role in the historical and cultural backgrounds of all the 3 countries. Through this exchange exhibition and research presentation, the new generation has shared their creative energy and new perspectives of modern design. May 8-12, 2013 May 24-30, 2013
Jun. 8-9, 2013: Department of Fine Arts invited printmaking experts SATAKE Kuniko and FURUYA Hiroko from Tama Art University to teach a printmaking workshop on where students learned about a rich array of printmaking materials, styles and techniques. The workshop also provided a window for students to broaden their international horizon. Jun. 8-9, 2013
Mar. 22-28, 2013: Prof. HUNG Chun Chu, Dean of the College of Arts, Dongduk Women's University led a group of 16 faculty members/students to visit NTNU and held an art exhibition in the Teh Chun Art Gallery on campus. The 62 exhibition pieces designed by faculty and graduate students from both universities showcased a variety of styles and offered great opportunities for both parties to observe and learn from each other. Mar. 22-28, 2013
Oct. 9, 2012: NTNU’s Department of Design and the College of Design at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore co-organized an exchange workshop. During the workshop students were divided into small groups for discussions after which they were able to produce exquisite presentations to introduce their respective local delicacies and characteristics as well as the folklores and unique customs behind their cultures. The brainstorming process showed that students’ creativity knows no boundaries. Oct. 9, 2012
The Department of Fine Arts held an international scholars seminar titled “Shaping ‘East Asia’: A Comparative Cultural Perspective of Art in Modern East Asia” on June 7, 2010, inviting 5 expert scholars in art history from Japan, Korea, the USA, and Taiwan. The issues discussed include how, in the course of “modernization” in modern East Asia, the changes of time influence the art in different regions in East Asia, how to shape regional cultures, and the differences caused by the shaping of regional cultures. June 7, 2010, 2010
The Department of Fine Arts organized “The Trend of Contemporary Prints—New Faces of International Prints & Academic Symposium, 2010,” starting from May 21 to 27, 2010, with 64 pieces of artwork in display, exhibiting the different features of printmaking in various countries, offering Taiwanese an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of prints from different countries around the world, and promoting the creative achievement of Taiwan contemporary print art. May 21 to 27, 2010
On March 27, 2010, Graduate Institute of Art History held a symposium titled “Agent of Modernity” at the international conference hall in NTNU library, with 6 scholars of art history from home and aboard discussing the subject matter from the perspectives of art, literature, philosophy, movie, architecture, and religion. March 27, 2010
Across Europe and Asia:The Contemporary Arts of Taiwan and Russia The Exchange Arts Exhibition of Professors Between the National Taiwan Normal University and the Repin Academy of Fine Arts 2008.12.13-2009.1.18
2008 Taiwan International Invitational Mini-Prints and Mini-Drawings Exhibition 2008.11.29-12.4
Rethinking the Written Word: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Chinese Calligraphy 2008.11.1.-2


Guest Scholars

Scholar’s Name Course of Lectures Photo
Chong-Liang Bai Nov.19 2015:NTNU Department of Design invited Ogilvy & Mather Chairman of the Board Chong-Liang Bai to give a lecture The topic of the lecture is “Brand design: Viewpoints of Marketing Communication”. Chong-Liang Bai said that many ads can be movi
Lain Satrustegui Nov.19 2015:NTNU Department of Design invited Ogilvy & Mather Chairman of the Board Chong-Liang Bai to give a lecture Lain Satrustegui has the bachelor and master degree of architecture. He was once awarded excellent award and got building lot wit
Prof. Markus Dreßen Nov.8 2015: NTNU Department of Design held “2016 Book Design and Book Art Workshop” and invited Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany, Prof. Markus Dreßen to give a lecture Prof. Markus Dreßen is also a project leader of German Book Designer Sp
Prof. Henning Wagenbreth NTNU Department of Design invited Prof. Henning Wagenbreth from Berlin University of the Arts as a visiting professor for one-month intense class in the first semester of 2015 academic year Prof. Henning Wagenbreth, the current professor of Berlin
Prof. Anna Kindler Semester 2, AY2014 Department of Fine Arts invited Prof. Anna Kindler, Vice Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic, to join NTNU as a chair professor Prof. Kindler has a wide range of research interests, including Art Education Research, As
Nadine Bariteau Nov. 28, 2014 International Printmaking Center invites Canadian artist Nadine Bariteau for a speech at NTNU Nadine Bariteau is a versatile artist with works ranging from printmaking, graphics to installation arts.
Prof. Brunetti Nov. 11-13, 2014 Department of Fine Arts invites Chemistry professor Brunetto Giovanni Brunetti from the University of Perugia for a speech at NTNU Prof. Brunetti is the head of Centre Scientific Methodologies applied to Archeology and Art (SMAArt)
Sergiusz Michalski,Christoph Hölz,Daniela Gallo,Philippe Sénéchal,Hans Körner Mar.-Jun. 2014: Graduate Institute of Art History held a lecture series on art history The Institute invited renowned scholars in Taiwan and overseas to give lectures on a wide range of topics including the archaeological excavation of the ruins at
Dr. Henry Lee Nov. 27, 2013: Dr. Henry Lee, internationally renowned forensic scientist spoke at NTNU at invitation of Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics In the speech was titled “Sharing with my Life Experience,” Dr. Lee with a good sense of hu
Jonathan K.Nelson Oct. 30, 2013: Department of Fine Arts invited Prof. Jonathan K.Nelson of Syracuse University in Florence for a short term visit during which he gave a lecture and demonstration Prof. Jonathan K. Nelson teaches Italian Renaissance art history at Sy
Andrew Festing Nov. 5, 2013: Andrew Festing, British Portrait Painter of Queen Elizabeth II demonstrated painting at the Department of Fine Arts Andrew Festing, portrait painter of Queen Elizabeth and former president of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters sha
Stanley Abe May. 14, 2014: Prof. Stanley Abe spoke at NTNU at invitation of Department of Fine Arts “Shaping Buddha: Chinese sculpture and global modernity.” During his speech, Prof. Abe first traced the original concept of “sculpture” in the western tradition
Takayasu Kijima Professor Takayasu Kijima teaches at NTNU’s Department of Fine Arts in academic year 2013 as chair professor Professor Takayasu Kijima is an art research professor at Tokyo University of the Arts dedicated to the research of cultural property renova
Oskar Batschmann Aug. 1, 2013 to Jul. 31, 2015: Graduate Institute of Art History invited internationally renowned Swiss scholar Prof. Oskar Batschmann to teach at NTNU as chair professor. Prof. Batschmann is not only an expert on renaissance art history, 17th cen
Emeritus Professor David Bindman from History of Art, University College London May 30-31, 2013: Department of Fine Arts invited Emeritus Professor David Bindman from History of Art, University College London to speak at the “2013 Art History and Theory Symposium.” Prof. Bindmand is a top art history expert in the world with ext
Dr. Richard Clay, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Birmingham Mid-Dec. 2012: Department of Fine Arts invited Dr. Richard Clay, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Birmingham to give a speech at NTNU. Dr. Clay’s research publications mostly discuss aspects of 18th/early 19th century French and
Dr. Shane Mccausland, from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London (UK) Oct. 26, 2012: Graduate Institute of Art History invited Dr. Shane Mccausland, from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London (UK) to deliver a speech: “Telling Images of China: Narrative and Figure Paintings
Mr. LU Zongrun, President of Kanwado, Inc Oct. 25, 2012: Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics invited Mr. LU Zongrun, President of Kanwado, Inc. in Japan to deliver a keynote speech titled “An Introduction to the Development, Materials and Techniques of Chinese Painting Framin
Prof. Adrian von Buttlar (Dean of College of Humanities and Philosophy & Director of Department of Art History, Technical University of Berlin) Intensive Course: “Nature into Art - A Survey on Western Gardening (from Antiquity to the 20th Century)” (Mar.8-Apr.8, 2009)
Prof. Oskar Bätschmann (Professor and Dean of Institute of Art History, University of Bern, Switzerland) Intensive Course: “Giovanni Bellini and Venetian Renaissance Painting 1460-1520” (Winter, 2008)
Prof. Brian Falconbridge (Dean of Metropolitan University, England) Lecture: The Fourth Plinth:Sculpture in the City Cent (Nov. 3, 2008)
Damian Gascoigne ( Kingston University Lecturer, England) Lecture: Transit Time (Nov. 7, 2008)
Kirti K.Trivedi Design Program in Visual Communication in India, and a professor in Indian Institute of Technology.(2010)
Dr. Lutz Richter-Bernburg Department of East and Islam at Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen in Germany, was invited by the Graduate Institute of Art History to have a short visit at NTNU, giving lectures and two public speeches. (Aug. 27-Sep. 27,2010)