The NTMoFA is a rectangular building set on an east-west axis and consists of two basement floors and is three stories high. It covers an area of 10 hectares (including the Sculpture Park), and its total floor area takes up 49,604 square meters. It is one of the largest art museums in Asia.
Skywalk, traversing north to south, extends from the outdoor park into the interior of the museum. The gallery spaces in the museum include: Galleries 101-109 on the 1st floor; Galleries 201-205 on the 2nd floor; Galleries 301-302 on the 3rd floor, and also included are the Gallery Street; E-Transit; and DigiArk - Digital Arts Creativity and Resource Center. The galleries on the 1st and 2nd floors are used for special exhibitions, and the 3rd floor is where permanent exhibitions showcasing Taiwanese art are presented. Gallery 109 is designated for educational exhibitions, and select sculptures are displayed on the outdoor square. The “Gallery Street” that connects the east and west wings, and the spaces at the indoor bamboo grove and courtyard serve multiple functions and could be used for interdisciplinary exhibitions and performances. The museum’s architecture places emphasis on expandability and accessibility. In addition to the galleries and the outdoor Sculpture Park, also provided by the museum are the Picture Book Area for children, Family Room, Media Art Center, Media Art Platform, Teacher’s Resource Center, and other various spaces for learning and leisure purposes.
The New Collection Vault
The Collection Vault occupies 11,032 square meters, and houses predominately artworks from Taiwan. The collection includes over 15,000 artworks, with artworks that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties and also contemporary artworks. The original vault consisted of 7 rooms that occupied 2,775 square meters. The modern collection vault inaugurated in December of 2015 takes up an area of 8,257 square meters. Included in this collection vault designed with modern management technology are special collection rooms (2), standard collection rooms (4), and back-up collection rooms (2), low-temperature collection room, restoration room, preparation room, temporary storage room, photography room, work area, information research area, oxygen-free room, x-ray room, negative pressure isolation room, material room, and tool room. It is a vault equipped with professional facilities and equipment supported by modern technology, which allows the cultural assets of the museum to be optimally protected and preserved.
The LibraryThe Library located on the 3rd floor houses a wide collection of art-related books. Occupying 1297 square meters, it also provides a diverse range of multimedia and cyber resources, as well as information on art. It offers a beautiful place for people to read and explore various knowledge on art and culture.