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Museum of World Religions

The Museum of World Religions (MWR; Chinese: 世界宗教博物館; pinyin: Shìjiè Zōngjiào Bówùguǎn) is a museum in Yonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.[1]

The museum was founded by Venerable Hsin Tao (心道), a Buddhist monk, and set up through the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation. The museum building was designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates,[2] the designer of major American museums including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and the expansion of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.[3]

The Museum of World Religions was opened in 2001 by Hsin Tao. Further elaborate opening ceremonies were held on September 11th and in November 2002 with many religious leaders and others from around the world, including the President Chen Shui-bian.[3] The Taiwanese architect and educator Han Pao-teh was the first curator.

The museum presents exhibits on ten different major world religions. It also features a model called "Avatamsaka World" illustrating the Avatamsaka Sutra.


  • Transportation 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The museum is accessible within walking distance North West from Yongan Market Station of the Taipei Metro.

See also


  1. ^ Maria Reis Habito, The Taipai, Taiwan, Museum of World Religions, Buddhist-Christian Studies, Volume 22, 2002.
  2. ^ Museum of World Religions: Project Description, Ralph Appelbaum Associates Incorporated.
  3. ^ a b Two HDS Staff On Hand for Opening of Museum of World Religions in Taipei, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, USA, 2002.

External links

  • Museum website

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