Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts, Shanghai

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The Shanghai Art Museum was an art museum in the city of Shanghai, China. In October 2012, the museum was rebranded as the China Art Museum when it moved to the China pavilion at Expo 2010 on the former Shanghai Expo 2010 lands. The Shanghai Art Museum building is the former clubhouse building of the Shanghai Race Club. It sits on the western edge of People's Park, north of People's Square, which was once the Shanghai race course. The Shanghai Art Museum was the original home of the Shanghai Biennale. The former museum building is being converted to house the Shanghai History Museum, which had been left without a home due to redevelopment since 1999.History of the Shanghai Art Museum buildingThe Shanghai Art Museum building is located on the south side of Nanjing Road (West). The building has an area of 2,200 sq m.The building was constructed in 1933, as the clubhouse for the Shanghai Race Club race course. The horse race course was reputed to be the third most profitable industry during the 1930s (during the Republic of China era).In 1955, the building was renovated and a terrace was constructed on the roof. The goal was mainly to enable the architects to build wider stairs leading to the clock tower, so that youth can easily visit the tower.
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  • The museum is close to popular parts of the French Concession within 10 minutes walking distance of the IAPM mall and the South Shaanxi Metro station. The building is 20th century historic, previously...  more »
  • The museum is set in a beautiful colonial building and the entrance fee of 8 RMB is very cheap. It‘s a small collection of different styles of Chinese crafts - Jade carving, paper cuts, dough figures ...  more »
  • The Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts was a nice hidden find for us. The building itself is historic and inside is a small collection of pretty amazing ivory sculptures, as well as other local crafts...  more »
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  • Very beautiful building, some nice collections​ on the first floor, other 2 floors are mainly small shops. It's worth a visit if it's on your way.
  • Ticket is cheap but not so many stuff to see. Only the building.
  • Worth it just to look inside the beautiful building, but the art is a good selection of traditional crafts, too.
  • Good to visit if you have extra time
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