The summer event for national social, educational, and cultural institutions for 2020 was Muse: Keep Learning and Exploring during the Pandemic. In the afternoon of July 10, a joint promotional kick-off meeting and press conference was held in the main hall of the Ministry of Education. This was the official beginning of the summer event.
The Ministry of Education marshalled the libraries and institutions under its juristiction, the National Palace Museum, and cultural institutions under the Ministry of Culture to cohost a series of events under the title Muse. The theme of this series of events was “Keep Learning and Exploring during the Pandemic.” As the COVID-19 pandemic gradually subsided, the vast array of resources and experimental exhibition events put on by social and educational institutions provided the public with the opportunity over the summer to visit museums and libraries, with their various holdings and exhibitions, to keep actively learning and exploring.
To assist the public in discovering the treasures of various libraries and museums, the Ministry of Education created the website Muse. Announcements of amazing exhibitions and other events were sent out via Line@ and Facebook, with a stamp collecting system linking them all together. If one were to accumulate three stamps in the stamp book by visiting various libraries and museums, one could receive a promotional prize from any participating institution. Once the book is full, it can be mailed to the National Science and Technology Museum to be entered into a raffle. This incentive was to encourage the public to participate.
National Central Library also put on a series of unique and varied events during the summer. It encouraged the public to come to the library to read, participate in lectures, and complete the Muse task. From July 15 to September 30, those who come to National Central Library or National Central Library's Arts and Audiovisual Center to attend a lecture or exhibition, will need to take a picture with their cell phone or get their card punched and then go to NCL’s library card desk or the Audiovisual Center’s front desk to get a stamp. All they need is three stamps to get a free NCL Lego set at either NCL or the Audiovisual Center.