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Introduction

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about CCFA Center

 Establishment
Tamkang University set up the objective to elevate the level of the environment of artistic education, increase artistic appreciation and interest by means of exhibitions, performances, instruction, promotion collection, etc., and to carry out exchanges among teachers, students, society, and the international community, with the hope of achieving a mutual integration of art and education, and of the campus and the community. Thus in the year 2000 on the fiftieth anniversary of Tamkang, the Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center of Tamkang University was established, named after Madame Carrie Chang, the former head of the Board of Trustees. After the Center’s opening, the school has manifested a much enriched artistic ambience.
 
Location
The Center is conveniently located between the Foreign Languages Building and the Sung-tao Hall(Girls’ Dormitory) and is adjacent to a small grove of trees in front.  The Center has a floor-to ceiling glass exterior façade; its modern technological design is reflected in the staircase and floors which combine with the natural scenery and lush trees to integrate the Center’s instruction, exhibition, and the outdoor arts fountain plaza. The Center is equipped with a two-storey-high-ceiling exhibition space of 240-ping, including the exhibition hall, a gallery-standard store room and multimedia facilities.
 
Organization
The Center is a level one unit of the university under the jurisdiction of the president’s office; the Center has a director, vice director, secretary, related administrative personnel, and artists in residence. In 2001 the Research Office of Chinese Calligraphy was set up. In 2002 the Carrie Chang Music Hall was established and in August of 2005 the Maritime Museum became part of the Center.
 
Duties and Prospects
1.      The center collects art works from home and abroad, has set up an arts’ data base, has established a website and publishes art related publications.
2.      The center utilizes its multimedia facilities to support instructional and art appreciation lectures and encourages students to participate in the voluntary docent and guide program.
3.      The center undertakes academic research and exchanges with TKU’s sister universities and holds exhibitions and information exchange activities.
4.      The center has established the Research Office of Chinese Calligraphy, which undertakes instruction and research and into the origin and development of calligraphy in Taiwan and related research planning; and which will endeavor to develop art instruction in painting.
5.      The center undertakes promotion of art in the community; it plans to cooperate with the local governments of Tamsui and Lanyang to expand artistic development in their respective communities.
6.      The center plans and conducts large scale or group special exhibitions and assists the faculty and students of TKU to participate in artistic activities and exhibitions.
7.      The center manages and plans performances and related activities for the music hall so as to promote the use of the music hall and elevate the musical environment of the school.
8.      The center oversees the plans for the set displays and activities of the Maritime Museum and actively seeks its respective development.
 
In accordance with the above, the center will draw up practicable short-range, medium-range and long-range goals that are closely integrated with the university’s triple objectives of “globalization, information-oriented education, and future4-oriented education.”

Members

Job title

Name

Responsibilities

Director

Ben-Hang Chang

The Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center

Campus Resident Artist

Chi-Mao Li

Curating, The Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center

Campus Resident Artist

Chung-Kuang Koo

Curating, The Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center

Secretary

Tze-Yun Yen

The Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center

Staff

Ju-Chen Yeh

The Carrie Chang Fine Arts Center

Staff

Hua-Ming Shou

The Carrie Chang Music Hall

Staff

Wei-Kang Huang

TKU Maritime Museum

Staff

Jen-Fang Chang

TKU Maritime Museum

Staff

Mei-Hsien Tu

TKU Maritime Museum,

The Chinese Calligraphy Research Office

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