Museums in Shanghai explained in facts and figures

The 2017 report of “Museums in Shanghai”(in Chinese) was released today by the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and Shanghai Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage. Yu Culture is summarising for you some of the key facts and figures in English.

#MuseumWeek back in China

For the second year, Yu Culture took #MuseumWeek, the first world cultural event on social media, to the Chinese audience. #MuseumWeek was active on Weibo and WeChat between 23 and 29 April 2018 and this “virtual” event attracted nearly 15,000 followers and gained more than 200,000 unique views.

Chinese museums news highlight (March 2018)

Cultural heritage represented at Two Sessions In March, Chinese museum and heritage community has been busy with the Two Sessions, or the National Congress, where proposals were made about the future of the cultural heritage sector: for example,

Exhibition openings

Two exhibitions, for which Yu Culture provided services through its partner Tianyu Cultural Group and the Chinese Museums Association Exhibition Exchange Platform, opened in China recently. Pompeii, the Infinite Life, 8 Feb-3 May 2018 at Jinsha Site Museum This exhibition, with some 200+ artefacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum, will later tour […]

Save the date: 23-26 November 2018 in Fuzhou, China

Yu Culture is calling for international exhibitors and participants to attend the Eighth Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Exposition (MPT-Expo), organised by the Chinese Museums Association together with the Chinese Association of Natural Science Museums and the government of Fuzhou in the city of Fuzhou

2017 in review – Yu Culture on Chinese museums

In 2017, we scooped nearly 600 news stories about Chinese museums, attracting some 3,500 visitors. We want to review the year with the list of top 10 most-read articles, giving you an idea of what happened with Chinese museums in 2017. 2017 is another year of museum boom in China. We have seen new museums, […]

Chinese museums news highlight (November 2017)

During the past week, two important museum (re)openings were widely reported in China and internationally. The Hunan Provincial Museum, closed during five years for renovation, was finally reopened after much delay and a lot anticipation, in Changsha (capital city of Hunan Province), China. Its new building is designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and […]

Chinese museums news highlight (October 2017)

Every month, we publish a newsletter highlighting news from China’s museum sector and all interesting stories you need to know about Chinese culture around the world. This month, two exciting re-openings of institutions with important Asian art collections: the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC, USA and the Weltmuseum in Vienna, Austria. Both are on my must-see list for […]

Chinese tourists, between myths and realities

Yu Zhang gave a presentation about the myths and realities around Chinese tourists at a roundtable at the Sorbonne University on 27 October 2017 in Paris, France. The presentation was in French but most of the sources quoted were in English and can be found here. She presented a new profile of Chines tourists travelling internationally: […]