Entertainment and Culture


Hongkou plans to be a center of cultural heritage by 2021

HONGKOU District will build new museums and art facilities, and open up many of the former residences of celebrated personalities to the public. The district aims to become the “heritage and promotion ...

January 29, 2018, Monday


Jackie Chan gifts antique street lamp to museum

JACKIE Chan yesterday donated an antique street lamp and six replicas to the Shanghai History Museum. The 63-year-old film actor posed for pictures with one of the replicas during a ceremony at the museum ...

December 18, 2017, Monday


Wanderers’ Russian art on display

A visitor looks at the Portrait of an Unknown Woman, by Russian artist Ivan Kramskoy (1837-1887), at Shanghai Museum yesterday. One of Russia’s best-known art works, the painting is part of the exhibition called “The Wanderers: Masterpieces from the State Tretyakov Gallery” which opened yesterday. The show displays 68 oil masterpieces by The Wanderers, a group of Russian painters who in the 19th century created a new realist art form. — Wang Rongjiang...

December 15, 2017, Friday


Shanxi tomb recreated to display impressive ancient wall paintings

THE much-anticipated “Ancient Wall Paintings from the Shanxi Museum”  opened to the public yesterday. The exhibition features 89 wall paintings — all of them tomb artworks — of the Northern Dynasties ...

November 30, 2017, Thursday


Elegant and beautiful book designs win awards

TWENTY-FIVE uniquely designed books from 22 publishers nationwide were awarded the Beauty of Books in China 2017 title yesterday. The winners were selected after three rounds of voting from domestic ...

November 14, 2017, Tuesday


Career of Shanghai’s Sherlock is inspiration for forensic museum

HENRY Chang-Yu Lee is something of a real-life Shanghai Sherlock Holmes. The Chinese-American forensic scientist has offered his lifelong collection of classified case files and his knowledge of how ...

November 6, 2017, Monday


All of Shanghai history is here from 4000 BC

SHANGHAI History Museum started a private trial run yesterday and is scheduled to open at the end of March. Exhibited items will show all aspects of political, social, cultural and commercial life from ...

November 2, 2017, Thursday


French cave art from 20,000 years ago

AN exhibition of replicas from an ancient French cave complex that include wall engravings and paintings made its debut in China at Shanghai Science and Technology Museum yesterday. This exhibition runs ...

November 2, 2017, Thursday


Pudong to set up funds of 3b yuan for culture

THE Pudong New Area announced it will set up a 1.5 billion yuan (US$226 million) fund in the next five years to “support and stimulate cultural undertakings” in the district. Pudong will also establish ...

November 1, 2017, Wednesday


Historic Rong villa brought back to life by Chinese, Italian craftsmen

A historic villa, associated with the renowned Rong family, will open tomorrow to the public for the first time. There will be a free exhibition explaining the extensive restoration work over the past ...

October 16, 2017, Monday




 

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