Shanghai has some interesting exhibitions to check out over the holiday
With the National Day holiday approaching, many people are heading out of Shanghai for travel. For those staying behind, there are several exhibitions you can check out.
At the Shanghai Library, a photo exhibition is being held to showcase the history of the library's various locations, as construction of its east branch began Wednesday.
The library was initially set up on July 22,1952, at the former site of the Shanghai Race Club, at No.25 Nanjing Road W.
The Library of the Catholic Church of Xujiahui became part of the Shanghai Library in 1956.
In October 1958, Shanghai Library merged with the Shanghai Library of Science and Technology, the Shanghai Library of Historical Documents and the Shanghai Newspaper Library.
On October 3, 1996, it moved from Nanjing Road W. to its current location on Huaihai Road and officially opened to the public on December 20 of that year. From then on, the library has remained open 365 days a year.
Construction of the east branch of the library will be completed at the end of June 2020 and will open at the end of that year.
Visitors can see photos of the library's buildings and learn about some of the important occasions in its history at the exhibition, which will run until October 8.
At the Shanghai University for Science and Technology, an exhibition of “Virtual Biennale Prague of Graphic Design in China” is going on at its Hujiang Gallery on campus.
The exhibition of posters is being held jointly by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Prague City Hall and the School of Publishing, Print and Art Design of the university.
The international poster exhibition has two categories: works by professionals and works by visual communication students.
Virtual Biennial Prague invites young students of graphic design, as well as professional graphic designers, from all around the world each year to provide their visual representations on themes of e-mail sex, fast food, global crisis, discrimination, China, corruption, the information war, friendship, and the future.
Visitors to the Shanghai-based university will be able to see quite a few award-winning designs.
The exhibition will run until the end of October.