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Shanghai Museum

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The Shanghai Museum was established in 1952. It is located on people's square in downtown Shanghai is dedicated to the art of Ancient China. Everyone interested in the cultural vacation tourist can visit this unique place, which houses about 120 000 important historical artifacts.

The Museum building itself is built according to Taoist traditions. The base of the Museum is designed in the form of a large square, which represents earth. And it is a spherical dome symbolizing the sky.

Inside the building is divided into 4 floors. The Museum has 3 exhibition halls and 11 galleries. Every room introduces the visitor with a certain kind of art of ancient China.

The Museum presents an impressive collection of bronzes. There are only 400 of these exhibits. This metal has always been specially valued in China. By the way, here is one of the three "transparent" bronze mirror from the Ming dynasty.

The Shanghai Museum has an extensive collection of ceramics and glassware. Some specimens belong to the Neolithic period. In addition, the Museum houses a large number of articles of jade, which in China is considered a symbol of wealth and always especially revered in this country.

In the galleries exhibited the best examples of Chinese painting and calligraphy, there is a hall with Chinese furniture of the highest quality, the Shanghai collection which is considered one of the best in the world.