Chimei Museum is renowned for its collections of Western Arts, music instruments, armory, taxidermy and fossils. These 4000 plus collections make up of roughly a third of all exhibits. Museum founder Mr. Wen-Long Shi has said, “Great collections shouldn’t be kept private, but to share it with the world; collections shouldn’t be about my tastes but it should be suitable for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.”
Chimei Museum Permanent Exhibit Halls:
Fine Arts Hall
13th to 20th Century paintings, aim to educate the public on the history and development of Western arts.
An exhibit that focuses on Auguste Rodin, his teachers, his peers and his students. A peek into the creative minds during the Rodin era of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Natural History and Fossils
Taxidermies and fossils from all 5 continents, a representation of life, history and nature
Musical Instruments – The Violin Exhibit
The hall exhibits the best hand-crafted instruments and categorizes violins and string instruments according to world-renowned luthiers, their lineage, and their respective geographical regions.
“Ethnic Musical Instrument Hall”, “Orchestra Hall” and “Music Tech” are 3 exhibits that provide an in-depth look at how culture, customs and technology drove music to what it is today.
From ancient Greek, to Rome to the 20th centur, the exhibit is a trail into the past to all things sculpture.
Arms and Amour
The exhibit collects the ancient weaponry of the world, from the past we can see the glimpse of their influence into the industrial and technologies of today.