Shanghai Museum in Shanghai Tour Guide:
One of the most celebrated museums of China, the Shanghai Museum offers you the chance to discover and rediscover the rich and colourful historical and cultural heritage of China through a 10 million-strong collection. Demarcated according to subjects and themes and displayed across 11 galleries, the collection includes 120000 national graded art pieces as well as ancient Chinese ceramics, bronze, paintings and calligraphy.
Uncover a treasure-trove of bronze artefacts from the 21st Century B.C. to the 21st Century A.D. in the Gallery of Chinese Ancient Bronze. Check out the famous ceramics collection of Shanghai Museum, a 500-strong collection that spans the Neolithic age, the Yuan, the Ming and the Qing dynasties as well as the Tang Dynasty and includes exquisite blue and white glazed pots, celadon bowls and polychrome glazed pottery figurines in the Gallery of Chinese Ancient Ceramics.
Enjoy a glimpse into Chinese artwork and paintings right from the Tang and Song Dynasties up until the current age and get an insight into the evolutionary path this art took across the ages at the Gallery of Chinese Paintings.
The Gallery of Chinese Ancient Sculpture is a major attraction in the Shanghai Museum. With over 120 specimens of ancient sculpture, the gallery takes you on a journey through time and displays not just the development of sculpting as an art, but also the merging of Buddhism and Chinese culture through the changes in sculpting and adorning styles.
Travel back in time to the era of the Ming and Qing Dynasties with a tour of the Chinese Ming and Qing Furniture Gallery; check out over 500 masterpieces of seals used by the emperors at the Gallery of Chinese Seals; and marvel at the exquisite workmanship in jade across the ages at the Gallery of Chinese Ancient Jade. Other highlights include a Gallery of Chinese Coins, Gallery of Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Minority Nationalities’ Art Gallery.