What we believe in
Embracing Taiwan's diverse heritage and culture bridges us to a more inclusive global community. We illuminate Taiwan's extraordinary history, culture, and contributions, inspiring a future where shared knowledge fosters an interconnected and harmonious world.
––––– Founder of Taiwan International Foundation (TWIF)
AbouT THe Foundation
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2023, the Taiwan International Foundation (TWIF) is an educational and cultural 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to advancing global understanding of Taiwan's history, culture, and people. Our mission is to engage and educate the international community on Taiwan's unique identity and the pivotal role it plays on the global stage. The foundation is led by a team of Taiwanese American volunteers who are passionate about sharing their stories and memories of Taiwan.
About The Work
WHAT WE DO
TWIF's organizational strategy focuses on our multi-phase priorities. In the short term, our objective is to create an online platform named "Taiwan Space", offering original educational and cultural resources to the public that are derived from our own research. In the mid-term, we aim to organize both online and offline exhibitions that feature artifacts and stories in alignment to our mission. Looking ahead in the long term, our goal is to build the "Taiwan International Museum", a permanent establishment in Washington D.C. showcasing artifacts and stories of Taiwan. The museum will act as an accessible channel for the general public, especially the next generation, to delve deeper into the rich cultural history of Taiwan — birthplace of the beloved bubble tea enjoyed worldwide.
PROJECTS And Plans
STRATEGIC PLAN 2023 – 2033
We will develop an online platform Taiwan Space featuring educational and cultural content spanning across multiple categories, created collaboratively by academic researchers and domain experts. Content generation will be empowered by our field studies, user research, and data analysis to enhance our ability to share Taiwan's stories effectively. We will forge partnerships with academic institutions, public sectors and nonprofit organizations, and implement outreach strategies to promote the platform. Our aim is to become a trusted source for introductory content about Taiwan.
As part of our preparations for establishing the Taiwan International Museum, we will initiate the collection of artifacts, archives, and materials related to Taiwan and Taiwanese American's rich history and culture. We will actively seek collaborations with museums, collectors, and individuals who can make contributions to our collection. Simultaneously, we will explore temporary space solution for physical exhibitions. Alongside these physical exhibitions, we will explore the creation of virtual exhibitions, aiming to reach a broader audience, including those unable to attend in person. These pilot programs represent our foundation's commitment to learning and developing the necessary initiatives for our long-term goal of creating a physical museum.
In this phase, we will initiate planning and fundraising efforts for the Taiwan International Museum. This encompasses considerations such as the museum's location, size, design, exhibits, and educational programs. Engaging local Taiwanese American communities and the wider public will be integral to our museum's development, ensuring that it reflects our shared heritage and identity. We will also establish a sustainable strategy to support the museum's long-term operations, manage funding sources, form partnerships, and oversee maintenance. We will organize fundraising activities, secure a physical space, build an artifact collection, and maintain partnerships with both local and global collaborators.
Digital Diplomacy Seminar Event – Taiwan x The World: Public Diplomacy Redefined
TWIF collaborates with the Youth Advisory Committee of the Executive Yuan to host a panel discussion on digital diplomacy with domain experts and leaders from NPOs/NGOs and academic institutions.
September 27, 2023Time:
2 PM to 5 PM (Taiwan Time)Participation:
In-person. Registration required.Registration Page: https://forms.gle/S5ZLX2dUBAjuzfQ69
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