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Henan Museum

The facade of the Henan Museum

The Henan Museum is one of China's oldest museums. It is a 'key' museum, ith modern displays and exhibitions, modernized equipment, and a unique architecture. In 1961, along with the move of the provincial capital to Zhengzhou, it moved to its current location. In 1991 that museum was remodeled and in 1999 the official reopening was held, when the name was officially declared the Henan Museum.

A Warring States period gold-plating silver belt hook inlaid with jade

A Warring States period gold-plating silver belt hook inlaid with jade unearthed in Hui County,Henan Province

A rose-purple Chinese flowering crabapple style ceramic flower pot

A rose-purple Chinese flowering crabapple style ceramic flower pot unearthed in Yu County, Henan Province

The new Henan Museum is set in the central section of Nongye Road in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. It covers an area of more than 100,000 square meters, with a building area of 78,000 square meters. The exhibition hall space is more than 10,000 square meters. The building uses a combination of both traditional architecture and pathbreaking new technology.


Henan is situated in the middle reaches of the Yellow River. Its ancient name is Zhongzhou, or central region. It is one of the important areas for the rise of the Chinese people's early civilization. Because of this, exhibitions in this museum are mostly related to the ancient history and culture of the Henan region, including objects, historical traces, ancient architecture, archaeological discoveries and arts and crafts.

An article for the dead of Han dynasty

An article for the dead of Han dynasty displayed in the Henan Museum(architectural model)

The representative display in the main hall of the Henan Museum
The representative display in the main hall of the Henan Museum.

In the past several decades, the collecting, protection, research, and exhibition of this museum's artifacts as well as their promotion and educational material on them have seen great advances. Objects from the Museum's collections have traveled to America, Japan, England, Germany, France, Australia, and Denmark for exhibition and have been widely praised. The Henan Museum applies modern management systems, its security systems of surveillance and alarms are consolidated into a central unit, to ensure the safety of the objects. The automatic management system of the buildings can monitor and adjust all of the surveillance and condition systems of the various buildings. This enables ambient environmental conditions to be monitored and adjusted, to protect the collections and exhibited objects and to control the required levels of temperature and humidity.

 

Address: Henan Province, Zhengzhou City, Nongye Road, #8
Telephone: 86-371-3511237
Official Website: http://www.chnmus.net

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