National Central Library (NCL) and the Slovak Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (SECO) is cohosting a special exhibition on “100 Years OldSlovak Folk Art” from April 2 to May 12, 2019 in the main reading hall of NCL.An opening ceremony was held on April 1.
In the opening ceremony, both Representative Martin Podstavek from SECO and Director General Shu-hsien Tseng from NCL spoke. Dignitaries in attendance included Vice Minister of Education Sun-lu Fan, Director General for Economic Cooperation at Slovak MFA Dušan Matulay, and other foreign government representatives.
This exhibition is locatedin the exhibition space of main reading hall at NCL. Contents include twelve traditional embroidered outfits from Slovakia, a select number of weaving items and daily necessities, as well as a fujara (traditional flute), which UNESCO has included on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. After the opening ceremony, Representative Podstavek’s son, Marko Podstavek, and his classmates used fluent Chinese to give a guided tour of the exhibition and to talk about the items on display and traditional Slovak culture. The great interaction with the guests in attendance was something to behold.
In addition to the items on display, there were also accompanying written explanations.The aim of the exhibition is to let the public have a greater understanding of traditional artifacts, customs, and the economic development of Slovakia. The event is opento the public.