3. Chinese Museums Association / Most Innovative Museums of China 2016
GuangDong Provincial Museum Guangzhou, China
At The Top Level Of The National Museums In China
Guangdong Museum was opened to the public in October 1959. The new building is located in the new city axis in Guangzhou, the Zhujiang New Town. It covers an area of 41,000m2. There are more than 170,000 objects in the museum collection, amongst which are pieces of ancient calligraphy, paintings and ceramics - all at the top level of the national museums in China. Chaozhou Woodcarving especially in particular carries distinctive local characteristics. In addition to the temporary exhibitions, three permanent exhibitions are on display: Guangdong History and Culture, Natural Resources and Art Exhibitions.
Dr. Jun Wei received his PhD. in archaeology from Peking University and has been the director of Guangdong Museum since 2012. He has led the GDM into becoming an epicenter for art, culture and natural history in China, attracting some 1,500,000 visitors annual. Previously, he served as underwater archaeologist and deputy director of Guangdong Administration of Cultural Relics. He has published over forty academic essays on the subjects of museum studies, archaeology and cultural heritage conservation.
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