Challenges and Responses of University Museums under Squeezed Higher Education: Resources, Network, Multifunction Platform, and Initiator-Activity-Function Theory
Jeng-Horng CHEN 陳政宏
Director, National Cheng Kung University Museum
(Assoc. Prof. in Dept. of Systems and Naval Mechatronic Engineering)
國立成功大學博物館館長 (系統系副教授兼)
        The competition among higher education institutes has become severe in the last one to two decades. But the resources are not necessarily increasing accordingly. Generally, eve for those who have rich resources, the requirements and expectations to faculty and staff are even raised higher. Hence, under this squeezed environment, the university administrators’ positioning and attitude toward their museums greatly affect museums’ development. Many university museums seek for various kinds of other resources as a response to the lasting lack of human power and funding. A recent new growing reaction is to organize museum networks, in order to share costs and dusty for innovation. Taiwan’s first university museum alliance was initiated in the end of 2016 and established in the middle of 2017. It will emphasize cooperation and sharing for prosperity. NCKU Museum has been trying to extend the service range by playing a multifunction platform, such that it can increase its functions and influence within and outside campus. Moreover, a newly developed Initiator-Activity-(Extra) Function (IAF) Theory is capturing these phenomena, and may become a useful tool for innovation responding to challenges.
Keywords: university museum, museum alliance/network, multifunction platform


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