The Shanghai Museum
The Shanghai Museum was founded in 1952, originally located at the old Shanghai Race Club, 325 West Nanjing Road, since when it has steadily developed. The museum was relocated in the old Zhonghui Building, 16 South Henan Road in October 1959. In 1992, the Shanghai Municipal Government decided to allocate People's Square, the very center of the city, as the new site of Shanghai Museum. This museum covers a total area of 39,200m2, with a height of 29.5m, the round celestial dome and the square earth base which symbolize the philosophy of a spherical heaven and a square earth, form an extraordinary visual effect. It is a distinguished architectural combination of traditional culture and modern spirit, making her unique among many museums in the world. The new Shanghai Museum has ten galleries for permanent collections and three temporary exhibition spaces. Usually, the visiting take 2 hours to one day, but if your time is very limited, you could use the multimedia touch-screen guide systems in the hall on 1st floor and galleries in order to help you find the masterpieces which cannot be missed here.