Summer Breakthrough




     










Ying-I Lee

    A breakthrough for my thesis actually happened during my summer internship and it totally changed the focus of my thesis. My previous thesis topic was about reusing unused space as a museum in Taiwan and America. It is also the reason that I had the internship at Kaohsiung Museum of History (KMH). During the internship, I went through the museum’s history and tried to find its mission. Then, I realized  that the biggest difference is the governance system and it is the reason why museums in Taiwan and American are so different. Most Taiwanese museums are under the government’s control and most American museums are nonprofit organizations. Because of the different governance systems, I saw many issues such as a lack of commutation between different departments at KHM.Also, I would like to see more communication within the museum community. Thus, I feel that I want to do my thesis about comparing the different systems in both couturiers and offer  new solutions and ideas to the museum field in Taiwan.  Also, I would like to see more communication within the museum community.