Jiangxi Provincial Museum

Jiangxi Provincial Museum, located in the south of People's Square, Nanchang City, a province-level historical museum of China. It was mapped out in 1953 and officially opened to the public as a comprehensive museum on July 1, 1961. In 1971 it became a specialized museum engaged in archeological excavation, collection and study on historic relics. In October 1978, it was renamed as Jiangxi Provincial Historical Museum. In August 1980, the Jiangxi Provincial Historical Museum and the Jiangxi Provincial Revolutionary Museum were merged into the Jiangxi Provincial Museum.

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The Museum is located in Xinzhou, south of Tengwang Tower, covering an area of four hectares. It has a building space of 35,000 square meters, 13,000 f which are used for the exhibition. The museum is composed of three parts: History Museum, Nature Museum and Revolution Museum, biggest of its kinds in China. In History Museum are precious historic and cultural relics; in Nature Museum are animal and plant resources unique to Jiangxi; in Revolution Museum are documents and photos showing the contributions made by Jiangxi People for the liberation.

The main building of the Museum resembles a piece of whiteware unearthed from Jingdezhen Royal Kiln (a city in Jiangxi renowned for its ceramics, which were offered as tribute to the Royal family in ancient times.). The building merges three sub museums into one, a perfect combination of modern architecture style and ancient ceramic arts. It is unique in style and elegant in appearance. On the square stands a huge bronze sculpture Time and Sky.

The Museum has collection of 34,000 items. The basic exhibitions are composed of the Exhibition of Jiangxi Ancient Civilization History, the Exhibition of Jiangxi Revolutionary Relics and the Exhibition of Jiangxi Ancient Ceramics. The overwhelming majority of the exhibits are the ceramics through the ages unearthed at the various places of Jiangxi, such as the ceramics with printed patterns from the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (c.2100-221BC), the celadon from the Six Dynasties Period (the six dynasties between the downfall of the Han in 220 and the reunification of China in 589 which had their capital what is known Nanjing), the celadon from the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the celadon porcelain with red enamel from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and the pink porcelain and five-colored porcelain from the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). The ceramics from the renowned Hongzhou Kiln, Jizhou Kiln and Jingdezhen Kiln are more unique. In addition to the ceramics, the Museum has also collected a large number of gold vessel, silverware, bronze, jade and ancient painting and calligraphy.

Among the exhibits are also the periodicals of the New Jiangxi and Red Lantern Weekly(edited by Zhao Xingnong) published at the time of the May 4th Movement, the lithographic printing of the Manifesto of the Communist Party published in the Soviet Area, the bronze ink-box presented by Deng Daiyuan to the local cadres, the medal awarded to Ceng Zhaoxiu who encouraged her husband to join the Red Army in Wantai County, the mine cast with the characters of Down with Imperialism, the celadon bowl printed with the characters of Long Live the Victory of Red Army and the patterns of sickle, axe and Red Army's field map, and the lantern for navigation mark used for PLA-men crossing the Yangtze River.

The Museum has held several exhibitions such as Exhibition of Mt. Jinggangshan Revolutionary Struggles, the Archeology Exhibition of Gui Xiya's Tomb, the Exhibition of Scientific and Technical Achievements of Ancient China in Agriculture and the Exhibition of Painting and Calligraphy of Ming and Qing Dynasties etc.

Exhibition of Art Ceramics through the Ages and the Exhibition of Ancient Relics of Jiangxi were on display in Romania and Japan respectively. The periodical edited by the Museum is Revolutionary Relics of Jiangxi.

Location: No.2 Xinzhou Road
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00-17:00
Entrance Fee: Free
Transportation: Take Bus No.1, 2, 7,8,20 or 205 and get off at Agricultural Bank of China or West Zhongshan Bridge.

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