National Museum of Prehistory, Nanke Archaeological Museum(國立臺灣史前文化博物館南科考古館)
The public art installation “House of Niaosung” is a work of clay figurines, which is one of the symbolic relics of archeological excavation at Nanke. Incidentally, clay figurines from the Niaosung period have been unearthed at the Daoye Historical site and the sophisticated craft in facial expression as evident from the cultures of Niaosung serve as prime examples in the ingenious combination of exquisite facial features and lively expressions. The museum features a hall for permanent exhibitions to present the fruits of archeological excavation and research that have went on for the past twenty odd years in Nanke; the Children’s Hall features mythological tales of the Austronesian tribes in Taiwan along with interactive gaming experience relating to archeological discoveries to stimulate younger visitors’ creativity. The reserved section of the museum is a special place where visitors can get a glimpse of the tasks of exhibit preservation and maintenance that have rarely been revealed to the general public as a way of presenting the details and processes involved as archeological relics unearthed at the sites make their way into the museum.