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Bringing People Together through Happiness and Commonwealth 



No. 66, Sec. 2, Wenhua Rd., Rende Dist., Tainan City 71702, Taiwan (R.O.C.)


CHIMEI Museum is a gift to Taiwan from its founder, Mr. Wen-Long Shi.


At a young age, Mr. Shi was inspired by the Tainan Prefecture Educational Museum and thus aspired to build a museum for the public one day so that people in Taiwan would not need to travel abroad for Western culture and art.


After CHIMEI Group’s business took off, Mr. Shi focused his energy on collecting fine art and continued the endeavors through the CHIMEI Culture Foundation that he later founded. With the support from CHIMEI Corporation, he established CHIMEI Museum in 1992, which was relocated to its current address and reopened to the public in 2015. The building of the museum is inspired by classical western architecture. Its collections can be divided into four categories: Western fine art, musical instruments, arms and armour, and natural history.


Mr. Shi wants to share things he loves and bring happiness and warmth to the public, so he created a public venue that promotes equal access to art and culture. He wants to make the space of this venue, both indoor and outdoor, friendly to everyone. CHIMEI Museum was designed to embody these ideals and strives to realize the spirit of social responsibility. On that account, the building of CHIMEI Museum was donated to the government and was transformed into a public building. Furthermore, CHIMEI also adopted 40 hectares of Tainan Metropolitan Park to create a luxuriantly green park. The park, whose canopy coverage rate is 25%, features over 60 tree species and has nearly 4,000 trees. There are also 30 species of birds and 31 species of insects observed in the park, making CHIMEI Museum a popular place for leisure and culture among citizens.


CHIMEI Museum currently has a collection of approximately 12,000 pieces of artworks and various cultural artifacts. The professional team has meticulously curated a diverse array of exhibitions, performances, and learning activities to provide the general public with a barrier-free visiting and learning environment. Since 1992, the museum has served over 16 million visitors by offering opportunities to broaden and enrich their perspectives.


As of today, CHIMEI Museum houses a collection of some of the most world-renowned violins in the world, and yet it remains humble and continues to innovate and evolve with time as it proactively keeps in touch with museums overseas, partakes in international museum seminars, negotiates loan exhibitions, exchanges experiences, conducts seminars, and facilitates collaborations with international violin organizations. Prominent associations of violin and bow makers in the U.S. and Italy have held seminars at CHIMEI Museum.


Besides preserving and maintaining its collections, CHIMEI Museum also puts a significant amount of effort into creating a database for its collections and sharing the abundant resources it has with the public. The museum is part of the Ministry of Culture’s Collections Network. People can now take advantage of the 720-degree VR guided tour service and browse all the permanent exhibition halls in detail online.


Coming from a humble background, Mr. Shi has committed himself to charity after becoming successful. He sponsors domestic artistic talents as part of his social responsibilities. In order to train future specialists in museology, CHIMEI Museum offers internship chances to university and college students so that they can gain experiences from working in a top-notch museum. CHIMEI Arts Award aims to nurture artistic and musical talents. With 335 award recipients over its 32-year history, approximately TWD 120 million have been given out. The most talked-about feature of the museum is of course its free violin loaning service. Since 2004, CHIMEI has lent its violins for more than 4,600 times, benefitting countless music students in the country.


Also, CHIMEI Museum strives to create innovative learning experiences by exploring new perspectives for art. For instance, it has conducted projects including a real-life game that teaches about the exhibits and a panoramic audiovisual space, the “Room of Time,” that helps visitors gain further insight into stories behind a painting. CHIMEI also offers a “Walk-In Orchestra,” the first of its kind in the world and a theatrical guided tour - “Mechanical Musical Instruments Performance.”


Since its opening, CHIMEI Museum has organized a wide range of art and social activities to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. It has also forged strategic alliances with various schools and enterprises to bring resources together in the hope of fulfilling social responsibilities. The following are some examples: the “Art Therapy Program” was launched in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry of the Chi Mei Medical Center to provide patients with the best learning environment; the “Traveling Art – CHIMEI Museum Replica Painting Itinerant Exhibition” toured over 80 elementary schools, junior high schools, and other public spaces; “In Search of Art and Aesthetics” was a program held in conjunction with the Ministry of Education to design museum-inspired courses, such as oil painting and sculpture restoration.


Through diligent cultivation, CHIMEI Museum strives to become a museum of happiness that can inspire the public to be more inclusive and social-minded, increase visitors’ artistic and cultural knowledge, and elevate people’s souls.


Further Reading:

Official website: https://www.chimeimuseum.org/ml/English/3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chimeimuseum



Measures for Leaving a Message to Enter the Draw for the Live Streaming of the Opening Ceremony

  • Event Period

    From 13:00 to 14:00 on December 12 (Saturday), 2020

  • Event Measures

    Log in to your personal Facebook or Google account to proceed with leaving a message; each account with a successful message of #2020usrexpo left before the end of the live streaming of the opening ceremony will have an opportunity to enter the draw, and each account is restricted to winning the prize once only.

  • List of Winners

    On December 14 (Monday), 2020, the list of winners will be announced on the event official website https://2020usrexpo.org/) Announcement of the list of winners

Event Prize Content

  • 1st Prize

    “Huei Yeh” Power Extreme Massage Gun 1 winner

  • 2nd Prize

    Nestle Dolce Gusto Genio 2 1 winner

  • 3rd Prize

    KINYO Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Speaker 2 winner

  • 4th Prize

    7-11 Gift Voucher valued at NT$200 27 winner

Announcement of the list of winners

The various prizes are expected to be notified via email and also announced on the event official website on December 14 (Monday), please will the prize winners pay attention to the prize-winning information, and send back the relevant documents according to the notices & explanations; no separate notification will be issued.


  1. The event period for this event is based on Taiwan time, and the delivery of the rewards is restricted to regions including Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu.
  2. Please refer to the actual products for the event rewards, the pictures used on the website are for reference only; no request for changing colors, specs, transfers, or cash redemption will be accepted.
  3. Our event organizer will not be liable for the follow-up warranty and maintenance of the winning rewards; once the rewards have been collected, signed, and accepted, no reissuance of the rewards will be available if the rewards have been lost, peculated, discarded, or damaged. Please refer to the actual products for the prize rewards, no return or exchange will be accepted; the prize winner must contact the manufacturer of the rewards if there is any issue regarding malfunctioning, damage, or maintenance.
  4. 1st prize ~ 2nd prize (Winning prizes with a value exceeding NT$1,000 (inclusive): Each prize winner should fill out the “Reward Collection Application and Receipt (will be announced together with the announcement of the list of winners)” within 7 days (including holidays based on the post stamp) starting from the next day with the announcement of the list of winners, and must provide a copy of both sides of the ID card. The copy must be sent to the specified place via registered mail; those passing the deadline will be deemed to give up the prize and rights, and no objections will be accepted from the prize winners.
  5. 3rd Prize ~ 4th Prize (Winning prizes with a value less than NT$1,000 (inclusive): Prize winners should reply to the prize-winning notifying letter via Email within 7 days (including holidays) starting from the next day of the announcement of the list of winners, to confirm the collection of the rewards and to fill out the relevant info for sending the rewards (to confirm the address for sending the gift), and to accelerate the follow-up qualification review. If the prize winners do not complete the relevant info before the deadline, they will be deemed to give up the opportunity to collect the rewards, and no alternative gifts or reissuance of gifts will be available.
  6. When the prize winners have completed filling out the prize-winning info, the organizer will double-check the identification data of the prize winners, the rewards will only be sent out when all data is correct.
  7. All prize-winning qualification needs to be approved by the organizer before it becomes effective, all reviewing standards are based on the organizer as the only reference.
  8. If the prize winner did not fill in the data complete and correct, or cannot be in contact, or did not send back the required data within the announced time of the rewards, the prize winner will then be deemed to voluntarily give up the prize, no separate notification will be announced.
  9. According to the R.O.C Tax Act, if the prize winner is an individual residing in Taiwan, and the prize amount (value) exceeds NT$1,000 (inclusive), then a copy of both sides of the ID card will need to be handed in for taxation, which will be incorporated into individual income for the annual taxation. If the prize winner is not an individual residing in Taiwan, 20% of reward tax must be deducted from the reward first regardless of the prize amount before the prize winner can collect the reward. If the prize winner is not an adult, a household registration transcript must be provided along with a letter of consent from the legal representative. If the prize winner is unwilling to pay the tax first, he/she will be deemed to give up the reward, and no objections will be accepted.
  10. If the prize winner is in violation of the relevant event measures or has other dissents, the organizer is allowed to retrieve the reward and no objections from the prize winner will be accepted. If a judicial dispute is involved, all legal liabilities will be held by the individual. The organizer will not be liable.
  11. If it is confirmed that the participant used a hacker program or other method that evidently violates the fairness of the event in an attempt to influence the event, the organizer is then allowed to disqualify the participant immediately or to cancel the prize-winning qualification. Compensation will be liable if a loss is caused for the organizer due to this.
  12. For reasons that the organizer are not liable for, including a computer, network, telephone, or technique issues resulting in the delay, loss, incorrect, unidentifiable, or damaged data uploaded by the participants, the organizer will not be liable for any legal liability, and no objections from the participants and prize winners will be accepted.
  13. The organizer reserves the rights to review the qualification of the event participants, if the organizer or a third party has reported that the participants are found to use methods that are intentional or evidently violate the fairness of the event, or do not conform to the rules of this event, the organizer will then be allowed to cancel the prize immediately.
  14. The event measures are stated on the event platform, the organizer reserves the right to alter the event details at any time (participating method, gift content and quantity…etc.); the participants must agree completely to follow and obey the alterations of the event without any objection. Please refer to the announcement of the event measures if alternations have been made to the event measures, no separate notification will be available.
  15. Unmentioned matters of this event should be handled according to the relevant rules of the civil law; the organizer reserves the rights to maintain, modify, cease and explain the content, as well as to cancel the prize-winning qualification of any prize winner influencing other prize winners’ rights. Refer to the announcement on the platform for the modification info; no separate notification will be available.
  16. Participants in the event agree to accept the event measures and notices, if, in violation, the organizer will then be allowed to cancel the qualification of the participant or the prize winner, and then request the participant for compensation for the losses caused.
  17. When the event is unable to be conducted due to force majeure causes, the organizer has the rights to cancel, terminate, modify, or cease the event. Participants in the event are deemed to accept the effectiveness of the rules, for unmentioned matters, the organizer reserves the rights to modify, terminate, and alter the event content details without giving out a separate notification.


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