Shanghai Museum 上海博物館

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(Wikipedia) 上海博物館 The Shanghai Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

The museum has a collection of over 120,000 pieces, including bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings, seals, sculptures, minority art and foreign art. It has eleven galleries and three special temporary exhibition halls. The permanent galleries are:

  • Gallery of Ancient Chinese Bronze
  • Gallery of Ancient Chinese Sculpture
  • Gallery of Ancient Chinese Ceramics
  • Gallery of Ancient Chinese Jades
  • Gallery of Ancient Chinese Paintings
  • Gallery of Ancient Chinese Calligraphy
  • Gallery of Ancient Chinese Seals
  • Gallery of Ancient Chinese Numismatics
  • Gallery of Chinese furniture in Ming and Qing dynasties
  • Gallery of Arts and Crafts by Chinese Minorities

The Shanghai Museum houses several items of national importance, including one of three extant specimens of a "transparent" bronze mirror from the Han Dynasty.

 
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