Shandong Provincial Museum

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Shandong Provincial Museum 

Shandong Provincial Museum, started in the year 1954, located in Shandong Province, is the first large-scale, regional, cohesive topographic museum present in People’s Republic of China. It was constructed in two portions, the eastern portion by the British Baptist minister, J. S. Whitewright in the year of 1904 situated in Guangzhi Temple which is in the Guangzhi Temple Path, and that used to be one of the initial museums in the borders of China. The western portion constructed in the year 1942 situated in the World Red Swastika Society in the Street of Shangxin, which was the base of a religious society which cartels Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. The prior site of the eastern portion was converted to the natural sample showroom, and the western portion was turned into the historical vestige’s showroom, when Museum of Shandong Provincial was built. The original museum was closed and the new was open to the tourists on 16th November, 2010.

The museum displays some 100,000 historical remnants, 8,000 samples and a group of 120,000 books. The Shandong Provincial Museum offers historical and natural treasures from the primeval Longshan and the Dawenkou culture and the Qi Lu Culture. The later having been the peak of the cultural blend of Qi and Lu states formed by the Zhou Empire and enduring until the Qin and Han – Qing and Ming Dynasties. The newly opened five storey museum contains fifteen exhibitions galleries where eleven permanent exhibitions are on display. These comprise Buddhist sculpture, figure paintings from the Han Dynasty, Shandong culture and history and a Confucian Values display. There is similarly an assortment of painting and calligraphy, fine porcelain articles, Lu embroidery, etc.

Free to move after security check:
Later the security check, tourists trail the sign to arrive the 3,000 square meter chief lobby held with eighteen large pillars. The prevailing shade of the lobby is yellow, signifying the Yellow River which provided birth to the values of Shandong and whole China.

In the Shandong Culture and History Area of Display, a tomahawk made of bronze with an engraving of the Shang Reign is a gem of the museum. The exclusive assemblage of pottery dating from the Longshan and Dawenkou cultural periods is the lone one in the nation. A belt fastener of gold decorated with 33 valuable stones in many colors and a remarkable set of 397 wooden horse structures in a guard of honor are certain to catch your attention.

Exhumed body:
In furtherance, for the first time there is a show of all the stuffs exhumed from Zhu Tan (recognized also as Prince Lu, the 10th child of the first ruler of the Ming House). A lot of valuable cultural remnants are also on display for the first time. This comprises anupright Bodhisattva statue with a crown of cicada beautification and mural portrait from Dongping Han Family Crypts. The Bodhisattva statue was shaped 1,500 years before, and currentlyreinstated to China having been gone to overseas gatherings for fourteen years.

Reaching to the museum:
You can visit the museum by taking the bus no. 115, 119 or K139 and de boarding at Xia Jing Cun station. You can also take bus no. 18, 62 or 50 and de board at Yi Jian Xin Cun station. There is no admission fee to the museum.

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