China: Museums

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Odyssey Books & Guides, 2009 - Art - 384 pages
Tour the treasures of the museums of China, from the magnificent bronzes of the ancient Jinsha civilization and the magnificence of the museums on the Silk Road to contemporary oddities in the Beijing Police Museum, from the wealth of scientific knowledge in China's geological and salt museums, to the mysterious oracle bones at Yinxu, the last capital of China's Shang Dynasty.With dozens of detailed entries on must-see museums and shorter entries on scores of others, this comprehensive book also spotlights a new Chinese revolution: entrepreneurs have amassed collections and converted their passions into newly established private museums showcasing anything from antique furniture to three-inch shoes and ceramics-many in modern architectural edifices.

Pointers to the best of the burgeoning contemporary art galleries, artists' villages and studios where visitors can view and purchase, make this guide essential for those wanting to peer into China's cultural windows both past and present.

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Currently the only available guide to the museums of China. One or two of the smaller quirkier museums are missing but that doesn't detract from what is an essential guidebook. The written ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Miriam Clifford holds an MA in classics and archeology from New York and London. She has lived in Hong Kong and Beijing for 14 years working throughout China as a freelance photographer and a photojournalist for leading publications, including The South China Morning Post and Los Angeles Times. She now lives in New York.

Cathy Giangrande is an art historian and an archeological conservator. She has worked at museums in the USA and Europe and now for the World Monuments Fund in Russia and China. An author of books on museums and collecting; her books include Saint Petersburg: Museums, Palaces and Historic Collections. She lives in London.

Antony White is an art historian and a publisher. He has been working on illustrated books on the land and art of China for the past 25 years. He is the author of The Forbidden City: A Short History and Guide. He lives in London.

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