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HILLMAN CHINA ADVENTURE 2017
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SHANGHAI
MUSEUM OF ART
Arrival and Costumes
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SHANGHAI MUSEUM
This free multi-storey museum displays a wide range of artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land. The shape of this museum is designed to resemble a Ding a Chinese cooking vessel. There is a huge atrium area so that on each level there are up to four sections, one on each side of the building.

The museum's four floors are divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. The eleven Galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Costumes, Seals, and Minority Nationalities.

Since China is one of the earliest countries to use currency, the nearly 7,000 pieces in the Gallery of Chinese Coins reveal the development of Chinese currency and the growth of economic exchange between China and foreign countries.

The development of Chinese cultures and skills are well laid out and informative. The exhibits and descriptions have English translations. There is an audio tour and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. 

* The first floor contains ancient Chinese sculpture and bronze galleries. 
* The second floor boasts a massive ceramics gallery. 
* The third floor contains the Painting, Seal, and Calligraphy galleries. 
* The fourth floor contains galleries covering art from different nationalities: costumes, jade pieces, a furniture exhibit, and an overview of the evolution of Chinese currency (from stone, to metal, to paper).

We've tried to give a representative cross-section of the artifacts with our photos which are presented over the five pages in this museum series. We actually took hundreds more photos but decided to cut back a bit but ran out of time, space and energy :)


FOR MORE MUSEUM PHOTOS
See our 2013 visit

China Gallery 50

Shanghai Museum  ::  Part 2
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V. MUSEUM

Click to open preview collage HERE
1. Costumes
2. Bronze Gallery
3. Jade and Masks
4. Vases and Art
5. Furniture I
6. Furniture II and Departure


SHANGHAI CONTENTS
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INTRO
Contents
1. ROAD TO SHANGHAI
1 :: 1a :: 1b :: 1c
2. INTO SHANGHAI
2 :: 2a
3. THE BUND
3 :: 3a :: 3b :: 3c :: 3d
4. SILK
4 :: 4a
5. MUSEUM
5 :: 5a :: 5b :: 5c :: 5d :: 5e
6. SHOP/SHOW
6 :: 6a
7. ANCIENT TOWN MARKETS
7 :: 7a :: 7b :: 7c
8. JADE TEMPLE
8 :: 8a :: 8b
9. YU GARDENS
9 :: 9a :: 9b :: 9c :: 9d
10. AIRPORT
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SUPPLEMENTARY
1alt :: 2alt :: 3alt :: 4alt

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