Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Old Museum Turned New

This morning I attended the re-opening of Nanjing Museum, after four years of renovations & expansion. Much of the renovation is underground, linking the several buildings and creating more gallery space in the process. There's a great long section which replicates a Republican-era street (when the city was China's capital), a massive digital gallery and an exhibition comparing Nanjing with Edinburgh of all places. There was a ceremony, a 3D film and a forum, with a few international museum directors in attendance, but actually it was curiously low-key for such a major event.

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