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Glimpses of China’s Most Famous Museums

May 18 is International Museum Day. The International Federation of Museums has set the theme for this year as “Museums, Continuity and the Better Life”. To celebrate this day, various programs are being organized in various museums in China in the last few days. There are a total of more than 6 thousand museums in China. The Beijing Imperial Palace Museum, the Chinese National Museum and the Taipei Imperial Palace Museum are considered the most famous of them. Today we will tell about these three museums.

The Beijing Imperial Palace Museum was established on October 10, 1925, in the Imperial Palace, the Forbidden City, in the center of Beijing. The Beijing Imperial Building Museum is the largest ancient culture and art museum in China and one of the three largest ancient building groups in the world. A large number of valuable historical relics and artifacts are preserved in the Beijing Imperial Palace, which number more than one million. For example, the high-quality work of old Chinese painting “Ching Ming Shang Hu Thu” is kept here. The history of this picture is more than 800 years old. It depicts the life of the common people and the rich urban scenery in Tung Ching City, the capital of the then Northern Song Dynasty. The length of this magnificent picture is 528.7 cm, width 24.8 cm, on which 587 characters have been described alive.

The Chinese National Museum is located near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It is a museum that plays the role of collection, exhibition, study, archaeology, public education and cultural exchange. The number of objects and works preserved in it is more than 1.4 million, which cover different historical periods from ancient times to modern times. Here the number of historical remains of the country’s first grade is about 6 thousand. The world famous Simuvu Ting can also be seen here. The Simuwu Ting is the largest and heaviest ancient bronze sacrificial vessel ever found in the world. Ting means pan. It was produced between the 14th century BC to the 11th century BC. Its height is 1.33 meters and weighs 832.84 kg, which represents the level of bronze casting in China at that time.

The Taipei Imperial Palace Museum is also a large quadrilateral museum, the largest museum in the Taiwan region. For historical reasons, the biggest feature of this museum is that there are priceless ancient relics and treasures from different regions of China, whose number is more than 6 lakh 50 thousand. For example, all the historical remains of Beijing Imperial Palace, Shenyang Imperial Palace and Chang’an Imperial Palace can be seen here.

(Credits-China Media Group, Beijing)

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