Fri, Apr 12, 2013 - Page 5 News List

Netizens rally to save costume maker’s legacy

By Chiu Shao-wen and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Meanwhile, Taipei City Archives executive secretary Weng Chih-tsung (翁誌聰) said that while the agency had in the past collected culturally significant objects, including costumes, it did not have the budget to buy up Lee’s collection.

“The agency’s relevant committees would also have to assess the historical value [of Lee’s collected costumes] before we could procure them,” Weng said. “Nevertheless, it may be feasible that the government borrows Lee’s collected costumes for exhibitions and pays him a rental fee as a way to provide him with [financial] assistance,” he added.

Expressing gratitude to all those trying to help him, Lee said that he hoped to see the “fruits of his lifetime of hard work” being amassed in its entirety by cultural agencies, so that his legacy could be better preserved and passed down to future generations.

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