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Lushun Museum

By Hu Xiaoyu (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2018-04-26

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Lushun Museum [Photo by Zhang Wei/ For chinadaily.com.cn]

Lushun Museum, the oldest museum in Northeast China, is located in Lushunkou district of Dalian city in Liaoning province. With a hundred years of history, it not only records the development of Dalian, but also reflects the modern history of China.

Founded by Japanese invaders in 1917, it is an eclectic-style building combining the characteristics of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, the Renaissance period and oriental-style architectures.

It was later managed by the Soviet Union, and finally taken back by the Chinese government in 1951.

“It was among the first group to be listed as national first-class museums,” said Fang Xuehui, deputy curator of Lushun Museum.

It is home to more than 60,000 cultural relics, including more than 200 Class A heritage items under national protection. They can be divided into 20 categories, covering bronze wares, china wares, jade wares, calligraphy works, paintings, seals, coins, oracle bone inscriptions, stone inscriptions, literature, local archaeological products and foreign cultural relics.

In recent years, the museum has continued to improve its work through advanced technologies. A new store house has been built to provide scientific protection for cultural relics.


A bronze ware on display in Lushun Museum [Photo by Zhang Wei/ For chinadaily.com.cn]

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A sculpture of the Buddha in Lushun Museum [Photo/people.com.cn]