Monday, March 1, 2010

Hsieh Hsiao-yun succeeds Lee Yong-ping as head of the Department of Cultural Affairs













Hsieh Hsiao-yun (extreme right in the photo), director of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum until recently, has succeeded Taipei Vice Mayor Lee Yong-ping as director of the Department of Cultural Affairs under the Taipei City Government. She officially took over her new post on March 1.

Since her appointment as Taipei vice mayor in September last year, Lee (extreme left in the photo) continued to hold simultaneously the post of director of the Taipei Department of Cultural Affairs.

During the turnover ceremony, Taipei Mayor Hau Long-bin (shown at the center in the picture) commended Lee for her performance in promoting the creative industry and in making the city come alive through culture and tourism.

Hsieh previously served for five years under former Taoyuan County Magistrate Chu Li-lun as director of the Taoyuan County Department of Cultural Affairs. She was director of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum for two years and seven months.

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