||The functions of the most of the traditional museums were limited within their buildings to provide indoor activities and to present exhibitions of historical or cultural objects which representing mainly the past authorities. Consequently, they obstruct the preservation on sites for the local cultures. In order to overturn the operation of museums, “New Museum Movement” based on “popularization,” “anthropology,” or “ethnology,” was started. It deconstructs the central authority and highlights communal heritages. A “living” museum is built under the ideas of community empowerment, cultural parks and ecomuseums.|
In 2002, the Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior of Taiwan, initiated the “community development plan” around the country, including Liouduai Hakka Cultural Park, a major construction in Pingtung County. Combining with the ideas of cultural park and ecomuseum, Liouduai Cultural Park will be established as a Hakka community empowerment. This study is baed on the concept of economuseum to exam the possibilities of operating this cultural park by using Delphi and SWOT analysis.
This study suggests that the management strategies of Liouduai Cultural Park should include enhancing the power of local resources; developing into a “theme park” or a “regional park;” avoiding repetitive Hakka cultural activities; planning Hakka cultural tourism industry on the whole; proposing marketing strategies that feature in Hakka culture; integrating surrounding scenic spots into parts of the park; combining the recently developed MICE industry with the development of Liouduai Cultural Park to create thecultural industry.