Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) An exhibition showcasing the contributions of Tang Prize laureates opened Thursday in Taipei, with the aim of inspiring creative imagination about a common future, on the 10th anniversary of the biennial prize, according to the organizers.
The goal is to help visitors understand the work and theories of all the Tang Prize laureates in the fields of Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology, and Rule of Law, the Tang Prize Foundation said in a statement.
The breakthroughs achieved by Tang Prize laureates, coupled with their active engagement with social issues, has provided solutions to many of the world’s problems this century, Tang Prize Foundation CEO Chern Jenn-chuan (陳振川) said at the formal opening of the Tang Prize 10th Anniversary Exhibition.
One of the foundation’s missions is to bring those achievements to the public, so people can learn about cutting-edge research in life and social sciences, find inspiration in the work of the Tang Prize laureates, see the laureates as role models worthy of emulation, and strive to broaden their own horizons, Chern said.
“This is a good opportunity for parents and school teachers to bring their children and students to the exhibition to learn about the contributions of the laureates,” he said. “It is hoped that the exhibition will inspire visions and goals for a better world.”
The free exhibition is being held at National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall until Oct. 30, after which it will be moved to Kaohsiung’s National Science and Technology Museum for two years, according to the foundation.
Under the theme “Four Lessons about the Tang Prize,” the exhibition features interactive installations and visuals such as videos and pictures, in a setting that depicts Tang Prize mascot “Dr. Tang” as a lecturer surrounded by the displays.
It also includes items donated by the laureates, a list of the biennial Tang Prize winners over the past 10 years, and an event timeline.
The attendees at the formal opening of the exhibition on Thursday included former Education Minister Ovid Tzeng (曾志朗), who is a board member of the Tang Prize Foundation; Giuseppe Izzo, vice chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan; Kelly Kok (郭雪貞), executive director of the Jane Goodall Institute Taiwan; and Jennifer Tsai (蔡慧貞), designer of the Tang Prize certificates.
(By William Yen)
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