The National Taiwan Museum in Taipei is mounting an exhibit of the past century of Chinese audio.
Hosted by Radio Taiwan International “100 Years of Sounds — Listening to ROC History” (????—????????) features recordings dating from the founding of the Republic of China on 1 January 1912.
Among the items in the exhibition are recording of political leaders, including Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo, as well as interviews with leaders in the fields of education, economics and the arts, according to a report in The China Post.
The audio recordings are matched up with video and still images, and the exhibition is designed to be an immersive environment for viewers.
The sound exhibition will be at the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei through 13 March 2011 and then travel through Tainan, Taichung, Chiayi and Yilan until 18 December 2011.
Speaking at the exhibition opening, Taiwanese Premier Wu Den-yih said that the sound archives of RTI could be further developed into a “sound bank” that preserves important audio memories.