museums

Museum Dedicated to Migrant Workers to Shut Its Doors

On May 18, a social media post (archived here) announced the impending closure and demolition of a well-known museum dedicated to documenting the lives and improving the welfare of China’s migrant workers. The Museum of Working...

Hebei Museum Shut Over Forged Exhibits

The Global Times report on a Hebei museum that has been shut down after many of its exhibits were discovered to be forgeries: The Jibaozhai Museum in Erpu village, Jizhou, has had its license revoked by Jizhou civil affairs...

Man Arrested over Forbidden City Break-in

When a number of precious objects on loan from a Hong Kong collector were stolen from the Forbidden City, the art world was taken by surprise that artwork in Beijing’s major museum weren’t more carefully guarded....

Museum Directors and Artists Speak Out for Ai Weiwei

As an internationally-acclaimed artist, Ai Weiwei has received a great deal of global attention and concern following his disappearance and detention while he is investigated for alleged “economic crimes.” In an...

At China’s New Museum, History Toes Party Line

The New York Times reports on the newly refurbished National Museum of China, centrally located in Tiananmen Square, and the selective history that is on display there: China spent more than a decade and nearly $400 million to...

Q & A: China Under Glass

On his blog, Evan Osnos interviews Miriam Clifford, Cathy Giangrande, and Antony White, authors of China: Museums, about the unusual and sometimes little known museums they visited: Of the two hundred and fifteen sites that you...

Ode to the Communist Song

Zhang Lijia shares her reflections on the museum dedicated to the revolutionary song “‘Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No New China” at The China Beat: The massive museum, a modern structure of grey...

Sichuan Earthquake Memorial Museum To Cost 2.3 Billion

ChinaSMACK translates netizens’ reactions to news that a museum commemorating the devastating Sichuan earthquake last March will cost more than two billion RMB: The complete plans for the Beichuan National Earthquake Ruins...

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