[Special Exhibition] AMA Museum: Do you know that there are diverse families in Taiwan?

"Did you know that Taiwan has diverse families?" - Exploring the diversity of family types in Taiwan

The Diversified Family Exhibition held at AMA museum officially opened. This special exhibition extends from the family types of military sex slaves/comfort women during World War II to explore the diversity of Taiwanese family types. gender, and promote society’s understanding and respect for different family forms.


This exhibition pays special attention to the comfort women grandmothers who returned to Taiwan. They endured various difficulties after World War II, including the constraints on women, marriage, and family concepts under traditional social and cultural values, the harm of sexual violence, and the complex life experiences. Discrimination comes. Through surveys and statistics, the Women's Aid Society has sorted out the diverse family types of post-war and elderly grandmothers, including single families, divorced families, single-parent families, cohabiting families, cohabiting families, intergenerational families, etc., and every family has it. Its unique story. At the same time, this special exhibition also displays the classified statistics of diverse family types in Taiwan’s household survey.

The concepts of unitary family and plural family mentioned in the exhibition help us rethink the definition of family. No longer stuck to the traditional model of a heterosexual couple, plural families have opened up a wider horizon, allowing people to freely form families in various ways and have equal legal protection and cultural resources.


Special attention is paid to same-sex families. In 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to implement same-sex marriage. This is also an important category in this exhibition. The exhibition presents real stories of same-married families and aims to further promote society’s understanding of gender equality and polyamory.

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to create their own family images using backgrounds and member magnets, and share their views on diverse families on the Lennon Wall.

It is hoped that this exhibition will trigger in-depth thinking about family diversity and promote society to be more open, inclusive and respect the values ​​of different family forms.


Exhibition details:

Date: January 10 to June 30, 2024

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

AMA museum (5th Floor, No. 32, Section 3, Chengde Road, Datong District, Taipei City)