Twenty Museums to Participate With the Walk into a Museum Event
As part of an annual museum event, the city cultural authority along with twenty museums found across the city will be hosting more than 50 activities this summer. The Walk into a Museum event will start tomorrow and will highlight the history and culture while assisting visitors in learning more about Shenzhen and China during its modern and ancient times.
There are 41 museums in Shenzhen and 20 of these museums will be opening their doors for the citywide public event which is 10 more than last year. Shenzhen Museum at its old and new location will be holding 13 exhibitions for this event. Ranging from a ancient pottery exhibition, a wild animal exhibit, a Buddha statue exhibit and a exhibit of ancient musical instruments. The museum will also hold several exhibitions that will introduce local history, traditions and culture that displays the ancient and modern Shenzhen and on the city’s reform and opening up.
The Merchants Historical Museum will have an exhibition that focuses on the modern development of Shenzhen along with the harbor and architecture exhibitions. The museum will also feature the development of China Merchants Group since 1872. Zhongying Street Historical Museum will have two exhibitions, one is about the 100 year history and development of Zhongying Street found between Shenzhen-Hong Kong border and on the intangible heritage protection in Yantian District.
Other exhibits based on history can be seen at the Nantou Ancient Town Museum in Nanshan, the Dongjiang Guerrilla Memorial Hall in Pingshan New Area, the Hakka Customs Museum in Longgang, Dapeng Ancient Town Museum at Dapang New Area, the Oyster Cultural Museum and the Migrants Workers Museum in Bao’an District.
Art lovers are not left out as the Shenzhen Art Museum in Lohu will be having two painting exhibitions featuring painting by artists from Zhuhai, Hong Kong, Macao and Shenzhen. The Guan Shanyue Art Museum in Futian will have a painting exhibition by Guan Shanyue and two photography exhibitions on the landscapes of China.
Private museums will also be planning their cultural exhibitions during the event.