Shanghai Museum has been famous for its large collection of rare
cultural piece. The museum now houses over 120,000 pieces of
cultural relics in twelve categories, including Chinese bronze,
ceramics, paintings and calligraphy, and artifacts.
Shanghai Museum is especially well-known for its collection of
brozen pieces. The 1,200 square meter exhibition room has displayed
more than 400 beautifully decorated brazen, which deliver a
panoramic picture of China from 18th century BC to the 3rd century
BC. The items exhibited include the bronze wine vessel, food
vessel, musical instrument, water vessel, weapon and some other
vessels from the Xia Dynasty (ca, 21st century B.
C.) to the Warring States Period (221 B.C.) Visitors can also
get a clear picture of what ancient silk looks like in the Seal
Showroom. The room consists of 4 parts, and displays more than 500
pieces of seals that are works from the Zhou Dynasty(1024-256 BC to
If you are interested in Chinese architecture, you should not miss
the room showing Chinese furniture of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Over 100 pieces of various styles of furniture made in the Ming and
Qing Dynasty were displayed. There are also some models of valuable
furniture and wooden buried warrior figure of Ming Dynasty
unearthed in the area around Shanghai. Stepped into the room,
visitors almost feel like he is in a Chinese-style garden and
On the Arts and Crafts by Chinese Minority room, visitor can enjoy
about 600 pieces of work of art, such as dress and personal
adornment, dyed and woven embroidery, metal art ware, sculpture,
ceramics, bamboo wares used by the minority. Different styles,
remarkable color and creative conception embody the pursuit of
Other rooms here are Ancient Chinese Calligraphy Room, Ancient
Chinese Ceramics Room, Ancient Chinese Jades Room, Ancient Chinese
Numismatics Room and Ancient Chinese Paintings Room.