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Taiwan museums shake off fusty image to lure new audience

Pandemic demands that art and cultural world finds new ways to survive

The National Museum of History in Tapei in October launched a project called NMH Grand Hotel in partnership with celebrated Taiwanese fashion designer Justin Chou. (Courtesy of Justin Chou)

TAIPEI -- Most of the hand-wringing in Asia over the havoc wreaked by the pandemic has been around the economy. Yet art and culture, a sector that can uplift spirits in these troubled times, has largely been overlooked by governments.

With museums across the world shut down to crimp the spread of the virus, these institutions are fighting for survival by devising creative ways to reach audiences, such as making their collections available to view online using virtual reality, videos and livestreams.

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