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

By Martha Avery, Li Xianyao, Luo Zhewen

A part of the academic and fantastically produced Cultural China sequence, this publication makes a speciality of the wealth of items and continues to be which were preserved on China’s giant territory and underground, a lot of which has been accumulated and exhibited in a variety of museums. In bright colour, with illustrations and pictures accompanying the textual content all through.

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National Treasures The new Henan Museum is set in the central section of Nongye Road in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. It covers an area of more than 100,000 square meters, with a building area of 78,000 square meters. The exhibition hall space is more than 10,000 square meters. The building uses a combination of both traditional architecture and pathbreaking new technology. Henan is situated in the middle reaches of the Yellow R i ve r. I t s a n c i e n t n a m e i s Zhongzhou, or central region.

The Xinjiang Autonomous Region has long been a crossroads for many different kinds of people. Their diversity of scripts and cultures is exhibited in this museum through archaeological material, including documents in some twelve different scripts with a particularly large number from the Han-dynasty finds at Turfan. The documents cover military, economic, cultural, and political affairs. Clay or terracotta sculptures are also featured in the Xinjiang Museum. Among these are single-humped Central Asian camels, fat and vigorous Yuan-dynasty horses, women figurines in all postures, impressively fierce soldiers, and so on.

The Customs exhibition introduces the customs and cultural lifestyles of twelve different ethnic groups in Xinjiang, including the Uighur, Kazakh, Mongolian, Kirgiz, Hui, Tajik, Uzbek, Russian, Tatar, Daur, Xibo, and Manchu. cn/tibetzt/xzbwg T he Tibet Museum was officially inaugurated in October of 1999, with a permanent collection that celebrates the History of Tibetan Culture. The design of the exhibit uses traditional Tibetan architecture such as Tibetan doors, beam-decoration, patterns and so on, in order to create the atmosphere of authentic Tibetan art.

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