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Description - Nanjing Museum by Gong Liang

Nanjing Museum is one of the four most important national museum collections in China. Founded in 1933, at which time Nanjing was still the capital city of China, it is one of the oldest museums in the country. It was extended in 1999, with the opening of a new art gallery in the Liao style; now, following eight years of planning further expansion, new gallery space will open in November 2013. The collection is exceptional not just for its size, but for its quality and diversity. It contains unique items from all over China and local Jiangsu Province and from a wealth of archaeological digs. The book details over 300 pieces from the collection. These are among the most valuable and precious artifacts, including those transferred south from Mudken and Rehe that survived the war and Chiang Kai-shek's flight to Taipei, those local to Jiangsu Province and a wealth of archaeological discovery.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857598636
ISBN-10: 1857598636
Format: Paperback / softback
(271mm x 197mm x 21mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gong Liang

Gong Liang is the Director of Nanjing Museum, a graduate of Nanjing University and a professor of Nanjing Art College. Has participated in many excavations in Jiangsu,Shanghai and Chongqing.

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