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Shanghai Museum

shanghai-museumThe world-renowned Shanghai Museum, a museum of ancient Chinese art, was established in December, 1952 on West Nanjing Road, which was once the club of the Shanghai horse race course. In 1959, it moved to 16 Henan South Road.

Shanghai Museum has the research departments of Chinese bronze, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy, and artifacts, and a scientific laboratory for preservation of cultural relics, with researchers and associate researchers over fifty in number.

shanghai-museum01With a collection of over 120,000 pieces of cultural relics in twelve categories, Shanghai Museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics and paintings and calligraphy.

As for the scholarly research, Shanghai Museum has published over 80 special museum catalogues. Nineteen research subjects of the cultural relics preservation have won awards.

The new Shanghai Museum has set up ten special galleries of bronze, calligraphy, ceramics, furniture, jades, minority art, numismatics, paintings, sculptures, and seals, together with a special gallery of donated relics and three temporary exhibition halls.

Shanghai Museum has installed advanced security and fire alarm systems, educational services, a computerized library, an automation system. Besides this, we have facilities for multi-media guide, an information center, a High Definition Graphics system, an audio tour, the lecture room is equipped with a system of spontaneous interpretation. The library in the museum has 200,000 volumes of books in collection.

Gallery of Ancient Chinese Bronze, Gallery of Ancient Chinese Ceramics and Gallery of Ancient Chinese Sculpture in Shanghai Museum has been open to the public since December 30, 1995. By October 1996, the complete Shanghai Museum will be open to the public. We warmly welcome visitors from home and abroad to Shanghai Museum.

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