Chia-Li Chen

Education:PhD, Museum Studies, University of Leicester
Research Interests:Museum Education, Museum & Contemporary Social Issues, Visitor Studies.
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Chia-Li Chen is the director of the Graduate Institute of Museum Studies at the Taipei National University of the Arts. She received her PhD in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. She is the author of Museums and Cultural Identities: Learning and Recollection in Local Museums in Taiwan (VDM Verlag) and has published some English papers in journals and edited books such as Re-presenting Disability, Displaced Heritage and Museum Revolutions. She is also a consultant of the National 228 Memorial Museum and a member of editorial board of several journals, including Museology Quarterly (Taiwan), Journal of Shanghai Science & Technology Museum (China) and Museum Worlds (U.K.). Her research interests focus on three main areas: museums and contemporary social issues, especially the engagement and representation of the disabled and minority groups, museum, traumatic memories and human rights, and the history of community and literature museums.
Museum & Contemporary Social Issues
Research Methods in Museum Studies
Seminars on Museum Education
Exhibition Evaluation & Visitor Studies 
Contemporary Curatorship & Social Issues








Teaching Resources

Teaching Blog of Research Methods in Museum Studies
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Teaching Blog of Seminars on Museum Education
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Research Projects
  • 2013/8-2014/7 Representation/De-stigmatization: Study on Exhibitions of Mental Illness.The National Science Council (NSC 102-2410-H-119-009).
  • 2012/8-2013/7 The Interaction between the Museum and Visitors with Mental Disorders: Case Studies of the U.K. and Taiwan II. The National Science Council (NSC 101-2410-H-119-006).
  • 2011/8-2012/7 The Interaction between the Museum and Visitors with Mental Disorders: Case Studies of the U.K. and Taiwan I. The National Science Council (NSC 100-2410-H-119-010).
  • 2010/8-2011/7 A Study on Influences of Literature Text, Exhibition & Sound Element on Visitors’ Museum Experience (NSC 99-2410-H-119-005).
  • 2009/8-2010/7 A Study of the Application of Sound Archive in the Literature Museum. The National Science Council (NSC 98-2410-H-119-007).
  • 2005/8-2006/7 Museums and Traumatic Memories. The National Science Council (NSC 94-2411-H-026-004).
  • 2004/8-2005/7 The Role of the Museum in Promoting Social Inclusion: Case Studies in the U.K. and Taiwan. The National Science Council (NSC 93-2411-H-026-003).
English Journal Articles
  • 2012  Representing and Interpreting Traumatic History: A Study of Visitor Comment Books at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Museum Management and Curatorship, 27(4): 375-392. 
  • 2003 Interpreting History: Adults’ Learning in the Taipei 228 Memorial Museum. Museological Review 9: 16-29.
  • 2002 The Museum in Transition: Community Involvement in North East Taiwan. Museological Review 8: 37-50

Book & Book chapter
  • 2018 “Museums and National History in Conflict: Two Case Studies” in A Companion to Public History, ed. by David Dean. New York: Blackwell: pp.441-454.
  • 2014 “Remembering traumatic events: the 921 Earthquake Education Park, Taiwan. In Displaced Heritage. Chapter 7: pp.71-82. in Displaced Heritage: Responses to Disaster, Trauma and Loss. eds. Convery, I. Corsane, G. & Davis, Peter. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press.
  • 2010  “Gaze, Disability and Human Rights in Taiwan: The Losheng Story Museum”In Re-Presenting Disability: Activism and Agency in the Museum. Chapter 17: pp.244-256. ed. Richard Sandell. London: Routledge, pp. 244-256.
  • 2010  Museums and Cultural Identities: Learning and Recollection in Local Museums in Taiwan. Saarbrucken: VDM Publishing House.  
  • 2007 “Museums and the Shaping of Identity: A Case Study in Taiwan”. in Museum    Revolutions: How Museums Change and are Changed. Chapter 17: pp. 173-188. eds. Simon J. Knell, Suzanne MacLeod & Sheila Watson. London: Routledge.    
Conference Papers
  • 2017  Touch, Listening and Recollection: A Study on the Museum Educational Programs for Older Adults Living with Dementia, Paper presented in 10th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum Conference, 15th ~17th , September, 2017. U.K.: Manchester University.
  • 2016  Displaying and Engaging Visitors in Difficult Issues: A Study on Visitors Comments on “When the South Wind Blows”,Paper presented in CECA, ICOM general conference, 4th ~7th , July, 2016. Milan: Milano Congress. (co-author: Hsu Huang)
  • 2015  Displaying and Engaging Visitors in Difficult Issues: A Study on Visitors Comments on “When the South Wind Blows”,International Conference on “The Future of Museum and Gallery Design”, 13th ~15th , November, 2015. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University. (co-author: Hsu Huang)
  • 2015  Displaying and Interpreting Industrial Pollution: A Study on Visitors Comments on “When the South Wind Blows”,ICOM-NATHIST 2015 Taiwan Conference, 20th ~21st , October, 2015. Taipei: National Taiwan Museum. (co-author: Hsu Huang)
  • 2013  Interpreting Traumatic Heritage: A Study of Visitor Comment Books at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, International Conference on “Shifting Values of Heritage”, 5th -9th  April, 2013. Taipei: National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.
  • 2012 The Influence of Background Music on Visitors: The Case Study of the Laiho Memorial Museum. ICOM CECA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting 2012. Japan: National Museum of Japanese History. Nov.30-Dec.1. (co-author: Chengia Tsai)
  • 2010  Representing and Interpreting Traumatic History: A Study on Visitors’ Comment Book of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. ICOM General Conference, CECA Committee. China, Shanghai City. Nov. 7-12, 2010.
  • 2006  Museums and the Shaping of Identity: A Case Study in Taiwan. The Museum: A World Forum, University of Leicester, April 25-27, 2006. (Invited Speaker).
  • 2004 Clog Collecting in the Bai-mi Community of Taiwan,  National Meeting of the Popular Culture / American Culture  & Southwest Texas/Popular Culture & American Culture Associations, April 7-10, 2004.