The new Shanghai Museum is located near Renmin Square (the Peoples Square) and holds an amazing collection of historical and artistic objects. The museum is relatively new, opening to the public at the end of 1995. It was probably the most modern building I saw in China, with floor space of 120,000 m and a collection of 123,00 pieces (and yes, I could wax lyrical just about the toilets!).
The museum is on 4 levels and the galleries lead off from a central atrium. The displays are divided into different categories, including bronzeware, chinaware, sculpture, coins, furniture, seals, jade, arts and crafts from ethnic minorities, and calligraphy. We found it impossible to see everything in one day...Read More