The Puppetry Art Center of Taipei was born from a passion with puppetry. In 1998 Paul Lin chairman of the Taiyuan Arts and Culture Foundation donated space to house the center. After careful planning by the Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs the center was finally opened to provide a home for the preservation of puppetry culture. Located near the Living Mall the center presents its traditional subject matter in a thoroughly modern setting. In addition to displays the center arranges puppet shows and organizes fun and educational puppetry classes.