China's Museums by Martha Avery, Li Xianyao, Luo Zhewen

By Martha Avery, Li Xianyao, Luo Zhewen

A part of the tutorial and wonderfully produced Cultural China sequence, this booklet specializes in the wealth of gadgets and is still which have been preserved on China’s tremendous territory and underground, a lot of which has been accumulated and exhibited in numerous museums. In bright colour, with illustrations and pictures accompanying the textual content all through.

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This was built in traditional manner in 1988 on the foundations of a Qing dynasty building; the rest of the buildings are auxiliary halls also built around 1988. Behind these ‘front-court’ buildings is a courtyard-style building built in the Qing dynasty. The exterior of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum. Contributions of China’s National Minorities 61 Display of houses of Hui nationality in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum. The institution is a comprehensive-style museum that brings together Ningxia historical artifacts, items of people’s customs, and art collections that have been passed down through the ages.

T h e s p e c i a l exhibition hall is located on the west side of the museum. Its first two exhibitions were a Shaanxi bronzes exhibit (260 were on display) National Treasures a n d a S h a a n x i - t h r o u g h - t h e - dynasties terracotta masterpieces exhibit (341 objects were exhibited). The area of this hall is around 2,600 square meters. The Shaanxi History Museum contains 115,000 objects in its collections. The more representative of these include bronzes, Tang-dynasty tomb wall paint ings, t erracot t a st atuary, ceramics (pottery and porcelain), construction materials through the dynasties, Han and Tang bronze mirrors, and coins and currency, calligraphy, rubbings, scrolls, woven articles, bone articles, wooden and lacquer and iron a n d s t o n e o b j e c t s , s e a l s , a s we l l a s s o m e contemporary cultural relics and ethnic objects.

It covers 60,000 square meters and is a history museum with collections and exhibits that deal mainly with Qingdynasty art and artifacts. Formerly called the Fengtian Palace Museum, then the National Shenyang A panorama of the East Way of the Shenyang Palace Museum displaying Manchu tent-style architectural features. Contributions of China’s National Minorities 43 The Dazheng Hall in the Shenyang Palace Museum. Museum, in 1954 it was officially renamed the Shenyang Palace Museum. In 1961, the State Council placed it among the ranks of National Key Cultural Relics Protected Units.

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