China's Museums by Martha Avery, Li Xianyao, Luo Zhewen

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By Martha Avery, Li Xianyao, Luo Zhewen

A part of the tutorial and fantastically produced Cultural China sequence, this ebook makes a speciality of the wealth of items and continues to be which have been preserved on China’s immense territory and underground, a lot of which has been amassed and exhibited in quite a few museums. In shiny colour, with illustrations and pictures accompanying the textual content all through.

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China's Museums 60 Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum ♦Address: Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Yinchuan City, Jingning Street, #2 T he Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum is in the capital of the region, Yinchuan city, in the old city district. It is located in the grounds of the Chengtian Temple and uses the main building of the temple as its central hall. This was built in traditional manner in 1988 on the foundations of a Qing dynasty building; the rest of the buildings are auxiliary halls also built around 1988.

Early inhabitants also achieved a high level of ceramic technology, with firing temperatures of 1150 degrees centigrade. Many such ceramics are on display in the Museum. Among the bronzes exhibited are some that allow the visitor to understand something of the ancient Guangxi bronze-drum culture. There are more than 300 drums from this culture in the Museum. One such Copper phoenix lamps of the Han dynasty unearthed drum is exhibited in a prominent position; other in Hepu, Guangxi. The necks can be turned or taken bronzes include a snake-headed frog-patterned vessel apart in order to adjust light and clean the ashes in lamp called a zun, and other items that clearly show the bodies.

Historical relics are also held in this museum. They include musical instruments dating to the Tang dynasty, armor from the Yuan dynasty, items from the Western Xia, weapons from the Qing dynasty, and so on. Based on these collections, the Museum has held exhibitions of ancient scripts, costumes, bronze drums, and a great diversity of other topics. As an example, an exhibition of the Tong minority of Guizhou showed local architecture using not only actual objects but models of architectural sites.

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