"Excellent collection of Chinese Arts" Shanghai Museum Tip by SPW

Shanghai Museum, Shanghai: 57 reviews and 112 photos

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The Shanghai Museum, in the southern section of the People's Park (Renmin Gong Yuan), is a modern building designed in the shape of a traditional cooking pot. Light and airy inside, thanks to a central atrium, the display galleries lead off the central balconies, and are dedicated to different aspects of Chinese art. There are galleries devoted to ethnic minorities, including a colourful display of costumes, jade and bronze from different periods, ceramics, calligraphy, painting and more. There are also galleries for travelling exhibitions from around the world.
The displays are well designed, carefully lit and have interpretive signs in English as well as Mandarin.
One trip is not sufficient to do justice to the exhibits, probably 2 shorter visits would be better, and gaining some familiarity with the museum via its website is also useful.
There are many stalls within the museum selling replicas as well as an extensive museum shop, and there is also a cafe where lunch can be bought at a reasonable price.

Address: Renmin Da Dao
Directions: People's Square Station (Metro Line 1); public buses 17, 18, 20, 23, 37, 46, 48, 49, 123, 145, 916
Phone: 021-6372-3500
Website: http://www.shanghaimuseum.net

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 17, 2007
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