Director Liang Yung Fei
Words from the Director / Vision
As the largest fine arts museum in Asia, not only is the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) custodian to the treasures of Taiwanese art and culture and home to collection and research, it is also a cultural beacon of central Taiwan that is bestowed with missions such as “reconstructing Taiwanese art history” and “upgrading the artistic venue and space.” For over three decades, the NTMoFA has attracted countless international visitors each year, while the venue's surrounding spaces have developed into a characteristic artistic and cultural neighborhood, making NTMoFA a major site for aesthetics and leisure.
Lotus Pond by artist Lin Yu-Shan, a towering figure in the history of Taiwanese art, is the first national treasure of Taiwanese modern art; the work is also a treasure of the NTMoFA. Lotus Pond relies on “a foundation of natural life drawing” to depict the subject through keen observation and the mastery of basic painting skills to further capture the spirit of ecology through “the beauty of creativity,” allowing the work to reach a sublime state of elevation. I hope to bring this sense of creativity and vitality to the NTMoFA and allow all artistic creations in the museum to prosper and thrive.
It is my hope that visitors of the NTMoFA will experience the boundless beauty of art and be inspired by new perspectives and limitless imagination. In the future, the NTMoFA will provide further professional curatorial possibilities and focus on digitalization and marketing, allow more comprehensive services, construct quality platforms for learning and experiencing, and create first-rate interactions and dialogue. The museum will be dedicated to making the collection more convenient, accessible, and inclusive, setting firm foundations while collaborating with various institutions and venues to “bring art into life and life into art” – an irreplaceable component of daily life.
From art lover to calligraphy artist, I never thought that I would one day become the director of the NTMoFA; this is indeed a significant challenge. However, soldiers have no right to choose their battlefield, and I can only dedicate every bit of effort and work together with my co-workers with a humble heart. My five visions for the future are “mutual goals, mutual trust, mutual effort, mutual understanding, and mutual prosperity.” I will also strategically integrate different groups and resources to allow the legacy of NTMoFA to be passed on and encourage innovation, and further enable inter-disciplinary collaboration and international cultural exchange so that the world will see the energy of Taiwanese art.
I will adopt my over-thirty-year work experience in professional art administration without forgetting to maintain the flexible mindset of creatives, aiming to achieve “good mood, good work, good team” through both sense and sensibility, and create a high-quality, transparent team. I hope that each day at the NTMoFA will be spent accomplishing “the seven goals.”
The Three Excellences
A professional mindset filled with positivity, energy, and proactiveness, selfless and without compulsion, rich with merit, action, contentment, and giving; a mentality of richness, joy, and wisdom.
Good Work (that revitalizes and inspires)
Align with the values of working at the NTMoFA, be willing to carry out duties with joy and improve professional skills, at the same time keeping others in mind when pursuing self-betterment. The NTMoFA staff should work together to create a reassuring, forward-looking environment that allows collective effort and is filled with praise and compliments to form an ideal working space.
(1)A team that breaks through barriers and limitations
(2) A team that learns collectively and communicates professionally
(3) A team that is passionate, selfless, and humble
(4) A team that excels at communication and sharing life
(5) A team that is insightful and forward-looking
(6) A team with effective authorization and collective leadership
(7) A team that is self-aware and self-organizes
(8) A team that realizes personal potentials and cultivates talents
(9) A team with high EQ, high levels of mutual understanding, and high efficiency
The Five Ethos
(1)Mutual Goals: Willing to give and shape common objectives
(2) Mutual Trust: Confident and trustworthy
(3) Mutual Effort: Working together as one
(4) Mutual Understanding: Understanding that does not require words
(5) Mutual Prosperity: A team with both individual and collective prosperity, capable of receiving compliments internally and externally.
The Seven Goals
(1)Pinpoint and solve problems
(2)Resourceful tactics to promote efficiency
(3) Maximize value and achieve innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration
(4) Construct art history that is rooted in Taiwan
(5) International exchange to promote the visibility of Taiwan
(6) Collaborate with the art field and other professionals to integrate resources
(7) Work together to create art economics
2018-2020 Director-General of National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
2017-2018 Counselor of the Ministry of Culture
2015-2017 Director-General of the Department of Arts Development
2015 Counselor of the Ministry of Culture
2009-2015 Deputy Director of National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
2008-2009 Senior Specialist of Taipei City Government Department of Education
2007-2008 Director of Taipei Sports Office
2005-2007 Director of Taipei Children's Recreation Center
2004-2005 Senior Specialist of Taipei City Government Department of Education
2000-2004 School Inspector of Taipei City Government Department of Education
1998-2000 Division Chief of Taipei City Government Department of Education
1996-1998 Specialist of Taipei City Government Department of Education
1992-1996 Sub-Division Chief of Taipei City Government Department of Education
1990-1992 Section Assistant of Taipei City Government Department of Education
1987-1990 Teacher at Taipei County Banciao City Jiangcui Elementary School
1982-1987 Teacher at Taipei County Gongliao County Gongliao Elementary School