Taicang Museum added to list of national second-class museums
Taicang Museum, located at No 100, Shanghai East Road, looks like a traditional Chinese granary. [Photo/WeChat account: tcfbgw]
The Taicang Museum was recently included on a list of national second-class museums released by the Chinese Museums Association.
The new version of Taicang Museum made its debut in 2011 and is shaped like a traditional Chinese granary, as the city is a key contributor to the country's food production.
The museum has a collection of more than 2,000 items, including porcelains, bronzes, calligraphy, Chinese paintings, and jades, nearly 150 of which are considered "valuable national treasures".
There are five exhibition halls themed around the city's history and culture, the Loudong School of Chinese painting, and remains from the Yuan dynasty. In addition, over 20 temporary exhibitions are held at the Taicang Museum every year.
The museum has been making efforts to upgrade its infrastructure, promote scientific research, and improve comprehensive management in order to provide a better experience for visitors.