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According to the recollections of the local elderly people, the predecessor of the Metal Art Building was the "No. 55, Jinguang Road" which was built around 1974. It was the club and the restaurant of the Taiwan Metal Mining Corporation. Later, a portion of the building’s first floor was converted into a restaurant while half of the space of its second floor was used as a library. It was the leisure and food center of the residents of Jinguashi during that time.

In the spirit of reusing old buildings, the Hall was renovated in 2009 and became a permanent exhibition hall. It was given the name, “Environmental Building” and showcased the cultural environment and natural ecology of Jinguashi.

In 2018, in response to the mission of the New Taipei City Government and the Museum to continuously promote Taiwan’s metal crafts, the Environmental Building had been adjusted to become the Metal Art Building. After revisions and updates, the original contents displayed in the Environmental Building will be incorporated into the permanent exhibits plan of Gold Building in 2019.

The exhibits found inside the Metal Art Building include the Museum’s classical collection of traditional gold ornaments and metal craft pieces, basic knowledge on metal craft, a profile of Taiwan’s gold and metal artists, among others. Through exhibits and their descriptions, as well as the use of digital technology and other interactive media, the public is able to further understand the aesthetics and creativity behind Taiwan’s metal crafts.

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