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Here is an archive page of news stories about Chinese museums. They are published directly on www.facebook.com/yuculture.fr You can also subscribe to a monthly digest of Chinese museum news http://eepurl.com/cYcxB5 Check out www.yuculture.fr to learn more about what I do.
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David Chipperfield on his design for West Bund Art Museum in Shanghai | The Art Newspaper

David Chipperfield on his design for West Bund Art Museum in Shanghai | The Art Newspaper | Museums in China | Scoop.it
The UK architect talks about working in China and the decline of its "funny-shaped" buildings
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Fragile inheritance: US museums bridge skills gap in conservation of Chinese paintings | The Art Newspaper

Fragile inheritance: US museums bridge skills gap in conservation of Chinese paintings | The Art Newspaper | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Philanthropic funding assures new training for the next generation of masters to emerge
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Powerful collectors open up in Tefaf Maastricht's Chinese art market report | The Art Newspaper

Powerful collectors open up in Tefaf Maastricht's Chinese art market report | The Art Newspaper | Museums in China | Scoop.it
New study, released today, covers 40-year history of the country's market and reveals many private art museums run at a loss
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France : la RMN-GP et la société chinoise Tencent nouent un partenariat stratégique dans le domaine des échanges culturels

La Réunion des musées nationaux français - Grand Palais (RMN-GP) et la société chinoise Tencent ont annoncé jeudi dans un communiqué la signature d'un partenariat stratégique dans les domaines des échanges culturels, du patrimoine culturel traditionnel et de l'innovation.

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A museum in the mountains of Taipei: Taiwanese mega-collector Pierre Chen reveals plans for new space | The Art Newspaper

A museum in the mountains of Taipei: Taiwanese mega-collector Pierre Chen reveals plans for new space | The Art Newspaper | Museums in China | Scoop.it
The electronics magnate owns ten works by Gerhard Richter, seven Picassos and two works by Francis Bacon
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Shanghai releases statistics on its museums - Chinadaily.com.cn

Shanghai had 131 registered museums by the end of 2018, according to the latest statistics released by the municipality.
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The Gray Market: Why the Asian Art Market May Not Live Up to the Western Hype After All (and Other Insights)

The Gray Market: Why the Asian Art Market May Not Live Up to the Western Hype After All (and Other Insights) | Museums in China | Scoop.it
After the cancelation of Art Stage Singapore, our columnist wonders if Western dealers have been expecting too much from Eastern expansion.

Via Andre Castaybert
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#requiredreading The paragraph "China in winter" contextualises the economy slowdown and its impact on Chinese collectors, art market and Chinese museums.

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China has opened thousands of new museums, but who wants them?

China has opened thousands of new museums, but who wants them? | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Experts say many are white elephant projects designed to advance officials’ political careers, with little benefit for locals
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La BnF crée la bibliothèque numérique France-Chine | Le Journal des Arts

La BnF crée la bibliothèque numérique France-Chine | Le Journal des Arts | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Plus de 7000 documents sont désormais accessibles sur le site France-Chine, quatrième bibliothèque de la collection numérique « Patrimoines partagés » de la BnF.
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China to enhance cultural relics protection cooperation with BRI countries

China will enhance cooperation in cultural relics protection with countries and regions participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, according to a guideline released by the general offices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council.
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The Great Chinese Dinosaur Boom | Science

The Great Chinese Dinosaur Boom | Science | Museums in China | Scoop.it

A gold rush of fossil-finding is turning China into the new epicenter of paleontology.

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Ancient tomb group unearthed in Shaanxi

Ancient tomb group unearthed in Shaanxi | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in northwest China's Shaanxi Province said Friday they have discovered an ancient tomb group dating back more than 1,50
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Jimei x Arles puts Chinese photography on the map –

Jimei x Arles puts Chinese photography on the map – | Museums in China | Scoop.it
In November this year, Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival, the sister festival to the renowned Rencontres d’Arles, celebrated its fourth edition in Xiamen, in China’s Fujian province. With an overall view to “serve as a cultural exchange between France and China”, the annual event hopes to also raise the profile of photography in China by providing a meeting place for professionals in the field and providing a platform for emerging photographers to showcase their talent.
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On Exhibit: Street Art Without Heart

On Exhibit: Street Art Without Heart | Museums in China | Scoop.it
China’s museums and galleries have fallen in love with graffiti and street art, but when all is sprayed and done, many formal exhibitions are just an empty can.
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“Post Contemporary-Urban Graphic 7019" currently on view at MoCA Shanghai. 

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Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums | The Art Newspaper

Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums | The Art Newspaper | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK
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Several of Shanghai Museum's exhibitions made to the world's top 20 most popular exhibitions in 2018. China's National Museum ranked as second most visited museum. 

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New Chinese Galleries Unveiled at Philadelphia Museum of Art | BLOUIN ARTINFO

New Chinese Galleries Unveiled at Philadelphia Museum of Art | BLOUIN ARTINFO | Museums in China | Scoop.it
The Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled its New Chinese Galleries following a comprehensive 10-month, $2 million renovations and reinstallation project.
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Spotlight: David Chipperfield’s Zhejiang Museum of Natural History in China | BLOUIN ARTINFO

Spotlight: David Chipperfield’s Zhejiang Museum of Natural History in China | BLOUIN ARTINFO | Museums in China | Scoop.it
David Chipperfield Architects recently handed over the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History in China, which is scheduled to open to the public this year.
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Ruins of 2,000-year-old coin workshop found in central China’s Henan province

Ruins of 2,000-year-old coin workshop found in central China’s Henan province | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed the ruins of a mint that is believed to have been used to produce coins 2,000 years ago in central China. Archaeologists first uncovered fragments of ceramic coin moulds at the site when they were carrying out repairs after heavy rain in late 2017, according to media reports
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Chimney-shaped galleries protrude from the Exploratorium museum by Bernard Tschumi

Chimney-shaped galleries protrude from the Exploratorium museum by Bernard Tschumi | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Bernard Tschumi Architects has completed the Exploratorium museum in China, which has giant industrial chimney-shaped exhibition spaces protruding from its perforated copper coloured exterior.
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UCCA opens the most comprehensive presentation of Qiu Zhijie's "Mapping the World Project" to date

UCCA opens the most comprehensive presentation of Qiu Zhijie's "Mapping the World Project" to date | Museums in China | Scoop.it
UCCA is presenting “Qiu Zhijie: Mappa Mundi,” the first exhibition after a complete architectural renovation of UCCA’s Main Hall designed by OMA, and the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s “Mapping the World Project” to date.
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UCCA Beijing has recently revealed its "architectural regeneration", including a new façade, entrance, lobby, galleries, children’s education space, store, and café, all designed by renowned Dutch architecture firm OMA.

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Human skull unearthed near north China border confirmed to be 10,000 years old | The Archaeology News Network

Human skull unearthed near north China border confirmed to be 10,000 years old | The Archaeology News Network | Museums in China | Scoop.it

A human skull found near the borders of China, Mongolia and Russia is confirmed as dating back more than 10,000 years, researchers announce...


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Russian Art Gallery: Home to Great Works of Art

Russian Art Gallery: Home to Great Works of Art | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Russian Art Gallery. Nonprofit presentation of famous Russian paintings, Works on paper and Sculpture. Classics, Soviet Realism and Contemporary Russian art.
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Across China: "Immersive" exhibitions become hot trend in China - Xinhua | English.news.cn

A recent exhibition in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, invites visitors to "immerse" themselves in the works of artists, hoping to make people reflect on the evolution and decay of urban cities.

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Outcry in mainland China as Taiwan’s Taipei Palace Museum lends priceless calligraphy masterpiece by Yan Zhenqing to Japan

Outcry in mainland China as Taiwan’s Taipei Palace Museum lends priceless calligraphy masterpiece by Yan Zhenqing to Japan | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Decision to lend Tang dynasty treasure to Tokyo museum sparks uproar on mainland social media
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World's largest 3D-printed footbridge unveiled in Shanghai - CGTN

World's largest 3D-printed footbridge unveiled in Shanghai - CGTN | Museums in China | Scoop.it
Shanghai has unveiled its latest hi-tech tourist attraction: a 26-meter long 3D-printed footbridge that is the largest of its kind in the world.
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