Puppetry Art Center of Taipei
Organizing Institutions: Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
Taipei Culture Foundation
Puppetry Art Center of Taipei was born from a passion for the art of puppetry.
In 1998, Lin Ching-fu, chairman of the Taiyuan Arts and Culture Foundation, donated his personal collection of puppets, which he had gathered over several decades, to the Taipei City Government, in the hope of establishing a venue where these puppets could be preserved and exhibited in perpetuity.
On August 7, 2004, the brand new Puppetry Art Center of Taipei, dedicated exclusively to the display, performance, teaching, and collection of puppets and puppetry, was opened next to the CPCity Living Mall, the biggest shopping mall in East Asia.
“For the love of creativity, for the love of puppetry” is the Center’s core ideal. We hope to introduce our friends, young and old alike, to the history and development of puppetry, both traditional and contemporary, in Taiwan and around the world, and to encourage everyone to explore your creativity, using materials from everyday life to make your own unique hand puppets, shadow puppets, marionettes, or one of the many modern forms of puppets. When you put them into action with your imagination, the magic of puppets will come alive!
Connecting tradition and modernity, building a bridge between the puppetry art of East and West, Puppetry Art Center of Taipei has become the best place for people in Taiwan and visitors from all over the world to learn about puppets, appreciate puppets, and play with puppets.