Jianchuan Museum Cluster
The Jianchuan Museum Cluster (Chinese: 建川博物馆) is located in Anren Town, Dayi County, Sichuan province, China, about one hour's drive from the provincial capital Chengdu. It consists of 15 museums which showcase China's largest private collection of artifacts amassed during the last 60–70 years.
The complex features more than two million historical and cultural artefacts, mainly from the founder, Dr. Fan Jianchuan’s personal collection, and has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as an example of “the increasing openness about the way recent history is viewed in China.” With a total footage of 500 acres (2.0 km2), the museum cluster is made up of 15 museums. It has a repository of over 8 million artifacts, with 121 of them classified as Class-One National Treasures. This is the largest museum cluster in China.
The museums are organized by four major themes: Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945), the ‘Red era’, the Wenchuan earthquake, and Folklore & Culture.
- Jianchuan Museum official website
- "China museum builder lets history speak" by Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times, November 7, 2012