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Nanjing City Museum, Nanjing

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The Nanjing Museum is located in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in East China. With an area of 70,000m2, it is one of the largest museums in China. The museum has over 400,000 items in its permanent collection, making it one of the largest in China. Especially notable is the museum's enormous collections of Ming and Qing imperial porcelain, which is among the largest in the world.HistoryThe Nanjing Museum was one of the first museums established in China. The predecessor of the Nanjing Museum was the preparatory department of the National Central Museum, which established in 1933. The museum took over 12.9 ha in the Half Hill Garden of Zhongshan Gate. Cai Yuanpei, the first preparatory president of the council of the museum, proposed building three major halls, named "Humanity," "Craft" and "Nature". Because of China's political instability in the 1930s, only the Humanity Hall was built. During the Japanese invasion, part of its collections were transferred to Southwest China, and in the end moved to the National Palace Museum in Taipei when the Kuomintang lost the Chinese Civil War. The historian Fu Sinian and anthropologist and archaeologist Li Ji were once preparatory presidents, and the archaeologist and museologist Zeng Zhaoyu (曾昭燏) was the first female president and also a founder of Nanjing Museum. In 1999 and 2009, extensions were built to the museum.
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  • The Museum of Nanjing Museum is rich, history is not here to say. I would like to be in the underground for the sale of goods sold shop, as long as the cost of more than 10 yuan to buy this book, you can keep the cover, it provides a lot of interesting chapters, I brought the students are very fond of
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  • Toward the Heavenly Palace, to worship the son of heaven. But the small Confucian temple hides the huge Nanjing Museum (national level museum, more than more than 100,000 cultural relics) is indeed astonishing. In the visitor center on the right, there is a free lecture rental service (300 RMB deposit or ID card) and free map navigation. The famous Shaw under the Han Xinmei bottle is the Museum of the Treasure (new hall third floor, do not miss Oh) Chong Sheng Temple has song and song costumes exhibition, like the welfare of the Chinese people Oh ~ps: 18 years old child paper with ID card free of charge OH
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  • Located within the Chaotian palace. This is one of the museum inside a museum.While not as fantastic as the National Museum in Beijing, this one is a treat to a history buff. Showcases historical arti...  more »
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  • Chao Tian Palace. Now a municipal museum. Nice garden and typical imperial building structure. Do not get confused with the Nanjing Museum which is further to the East of the city. I think the name on the map is incorrect. It should be Nanjing Municipal Museum.
  • Best place in nanjing to visti and know about history of nanjing and china
  • Beautiful place with the beatiful building and cool heritage. Learn from here so much
  • A beautiful place to look at in order to have a quick glance at rich chinese heritage. Chronological evolution of pottery is also marvelous.Lot of learning for students of history.
  • Worth for those who our intrested in China's modern history. Takes some time navigate yourself in and to focus on all the details desplayed
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