Shaanxi History Museum

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Not to be confused with Shanxi Museum.

Coordinates: 34°13′31″N 108°57′5″E / 34.22528°N 108.95139°E / 34.22528; 108.95139

Shaanxi History Museum
陕西历史博物馆
Shaanxi History Museum.jpg
Established June 20, 1991
Location Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Director Cheng Jianzheng (成建正)
Website www.sxhm.com (Chinese)

Shaanxi History Museum, which is located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 370,000 items,[1] including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.

History[edit]

Detail of the museum's architecture
Zhou Dynasty bronze bells
Ceramic Sancai horse
Terracotta sculptures of ladies

Shaanxi History Museum was constructed from 1983. It was opened to the public on 20 June 1991. The museum is in an area of 65,000 square meters, with a building area of 55,600 square meters, cultural relics storerooms of 8,000 square meters, exhibition halls of 11,000 square meters, and a collection of 370,000 objects. The museum is architecturally in the Tang style, with a "hall in center, storied buildings in corners". It is elegant and dignified, on a large scale, with a combination of traditional architecture and modern technology, which embodies folk tradition and local features.

Shaanxi was the ancient imperial capital of China, having been the seat of more than 13 feudal dynasties, including the Zhou, Qin, Han, and Tang dynasties. The province is rich in cultural relics. With the completion of the Shaanxi History Museum, it collected over 370,000 precious relics which were unearthed in Shaanxi Province, including bronze wares, pottery figures, and mural paintings in Tang tombs.

Since the opening of the museum, it has followed the policy of collecting, conservation, publicizing, education, and scientific research, using its many historical relics, and conducted various types of display. The relics have also been exhibited overseas in cities in Japan, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Collection highlights[edit]

Highlights of the museum include:

Location[edit]

The address of the museum is 91 East XiaoZhai Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction of the Museum". Shaanxi History Museum. 

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