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Nantong Museum

Nantong museum, Nantong, Jiangsu, China

Nantong museum
is located at the riverside of Haohe River(濠河). 

Nantong Museum was fabricated by Zhang Jian(张謇, 1853——1926,Chinese modern industrialist, educationist, and the first place winner of Imperial Exam in late Qing dynasty, and he claimed the slogan of Saving China via Industry. He created more than 20 factories and more than 370 schools. He did great contributions to China’s development of modern national industry and education. He was crowned to be the industrialist titled Number One Scholar).

Nantong museum is the earliest one in China and the cultural site under the state-level protection. The original museum had three main architectures that respectively were mid hall, south hall and north hall used for natural display, historical display, art display and educational display. This museum is the organic combination of the ancient garden-style architectures and the modern museum. 

Since 1950s, more exhibition halls are added such as the bonsai exhibition, riverside tea house, river-center pavilion and so on. Currently Nantong museum is not only the local comprehensive museum but also the unique cultural park. Concerning the collections, there are many Neolithic relics and many unique pieces showing the origin of Eight Diagrams.

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