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China's National Museum ready to reopen on April 1

03-01-2011 08:54 BJT Special Report:National Museum of China Reopens |

After three-and-a-half years, the expansion project of the National Museum of China is winding down. The museum plans to reopen on the first of April and for its first exhibition after reopening, plans to join hands with three major German museums.

The outward appearance of the National Museum hasn't changed much. Three facades of the museum were kept as they originally looked when it was founded in 1959 to mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of the PRC.

The museum nearly triples in size from 65,000 square meters to almost 200,000 square meters. The number of exhibition rooms increased to nearly 50, including an Asia room, Africa room, Europe room and America rooms for international exhibitions.

Photo dated Feb. 16, 2011 shows a bright hall in the National Museum of China. The
museum will reopen to the public on the first day of April after more than three
years of renovation. [Xinhua]

History will be brought to life through new and multimedia presentations. The Museum has a 3D cinema, a TV studio and a theatre dedicated to performances of intangible cultural heritage.

Photo dated Feb. 16, 2011 shows a bright hall in the National Museum of China. The
museum will reopen to the public on the first day of April after more than three years
of renovation. [Xinhua]

The multi-functional new facility, which reopens on Tiananmen Square near the Forbidden City, is expected to be a popular hangout for visitors from far and wide.

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