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Nanjing Museum

Nanjing Museum
Nanjing Museum

The Nanjing Museum is one of the largest museums in China, with a collection of over 400,000 items in its permanent collection. Especially notable is the museum’s collections of Ming and Qing imperial porcelain, which is world-famous. A highlight of the collection is a full-size suit of armor made from small jade tiles held together by silver wire.

Exhibits of the Nanjing Museum

  • Giant Bamboos and Stones by Li Kan (1245-1320), 13th century
  • Four Beauties by Ni Tian (1855–1919)
  • A red lacquerware plate, dated to the Qianlong Emperor’s reign
  • A Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) porcelain box with a flower design

There are twelve exhibition halls at the museum. The exhibition halls are as follows:

  • Qin Garden
  • Earthen Ware Hall
  • Treasure Hall
  • Folk Art Hall
  • Bronze Ware Hall
  • Ming and Qing Porcelain Hall
  • Wu Weishan Sculpture Hall
  • Ancient Paintings Hall
  • Modern Art Hall
  • Jiangnan Silk Product Hall
  • Jade Hall
  • Lacquer Hall

Nanjing Museum

  • Museum           Nanjing Museum
  • Chinese:            南京博物院
  • City:                   Nanjing
  • Established:       1933
  • Type:                  History and Art Museum
  • Location:            Nanjing, China


“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” 
– Chinese Proverb


Photo Credits: 1) Farm [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], from Wikimedia Commons

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