Items wanted for future WorldSkills museum

Yang Meiping
Century-old Wing On Department Store warehouse in Yangpu District to become museum that was part of Shanghai's winning bid to host international competition.
Yang Meiping
Items wanted for future WorldSkills museum

An artist's rendition of the future WorldSkills Museum in Shanghai.

Organizers of next year’s 46th WorldSkills Competition are seeking exhibits, such as videos, artworks and stories about skills competitions in China, for the future WorldSkills Museum.

The museum was part of China’s bid to host the international event known as the “Olympics for skills.”

After China won the bid, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Shanghai government and the WorldSkills Organization agreed to turn a century-old Wing On Department Store warehouse in Yangpu District into the museum.

It is due to open during the 46th WorldSkills Competition and host international exchanges, meeting and forums for visitors from around the world.

The museum will be a showcase for vocational skills, an international platform for communication, an education center for young people and a documentation center for WorldSkills International.

Items sought include books, newspapers, magazines and historical documents, videos, photos, contest entries, badges, trophies, souvenirs, stories and devices used in skills competitions in China. 

The museum also needs documents, items and artefacts to show the development of skills and vocational achievements at different periods in China’s history. Stories about people and brands related to skills and stories about skills inheritance and innovation are also needed.

The items can be donated, deposited or offered for replication.

From now to December 31, people who have such items can contact the museum preparation office via email (, WeChat account “WSM_2021” or call 021-6335 3001.

Items wanted for future WorldSkills museum

Another view of how the future WorldSkills Museum will look.

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