Introduction for the Crystal Museum
The Crystal Museum names itself in Chinese with the Chinese character “Jing” (written as “晶”), a compound ideograph with three suns (written as “日”) to indicate brightness and preciousness. The word also stands for a dazzling star ‘sparking like all suns are gathering on the same day’, radiating beams of light to deliver the essence and pureness of art. Moreover, the three suns are bright and precious as if the three founders’ enthusiasm for art and art education. They are: Lin Kuang-Hui, Director of the Crystal Museum, Chang Chung-Hong, Chairman of the Productivity Group and Chang Fang-Ming, CEO of the Innovation Culture Foundation.
Artists of Chinese heritage lived in an unsettled era in the early 20th century, but they were still persistent to create masterpieces for the later generations. It is heartfelt for us, and we decided to transform our love for traditional Chinese cultures to a deeper pursuit and promotion of art. Therefore, we established the Crystal Museum, which not only willingly takes on the burden to protect Chinese cultural assets but also devotes to art education and reinterprets a lifestyle based on aestheticism.
The Crystal Museum has broken through traditional ideas which are widely applied by other art museums. It is a platform of art striving to creatively promote arts and culture and upgrading the overall social aestheticism. The Museum also presents Chinese-speaking artists’ works from ancient to modern eras as the preludes to connect with the world, welcoming extraordinary international artists to exhibit at the Museum. The Museum will continue its effort to guide the world to enjoy a rich and impressive art feast.