【Lionart Databank】

(雄獅美術知識庫)

(1971 -- 1996)

●Recording 1971-1996 history of Taiwan's art.

●4000 Chinese artists’ out-of- print works revive in digital form.

●44 million characters, 30000 articles, 68000 pictures, 10000 pages of nostalgic advertisement, and 12220 vocabulary entries.

●Value-added notes based on Chinese Art Dictionary, Western Art Dictionary, Taiwanese Art Yearbook.

●Winning the subsidy of Cultural & Creative Industry from Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.  

●Elected as the Digital Content product Award in 2011.

(bestowed by Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan)

In late 20th century, Lionart Monthly was the most sought-after platform where many artists, critics, and intellectuals were enthusiastic to share their opinions through arts. This leading art magazine not only well documented people’s thought and reactions during and after the period of martial law (1949-1987), but it also had nurtured many art masters and influential figures in the fields of art and humanity in Greater China for 1/4 century. Due to its unparalleled value, Lionart Databank, the digital archive of Lionart Monthly, won the visual art funding provided by Taiwan's Ministry of Culture; in the meantime, it was also nominated for "Digital Content Product Awards" by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2011. It collects 44 million characters, 30000 articles/commentaries/albums, 68000 pictures, 10000 pages of rare, nostalgic advertisement, and 12220 vocabulary entries. Most of them are exclusive historical documentaries on art developments in Taiwan. It contains complete 307 issues of Lionart Monthly Magazine, 3 classical bestsellers---"Chinese Art Dictionary", "the Western Art Dictionary" and "Taiwanese Art Yearbook"---which are all integrated in Lionart Databank for additional annotation and relevant supplement, including artists/ reviewers /intellectuals’ brief biographies and chronicles