Museums Open for Free in Chengdu on May 18
Several Museums in Chengdu
On May 18, the International Museum Day, several museums in Chengdu will open to the public for free with colorful activities. This year the Day is themed "museums and contested histories: saying the unspeakable in museums."
Jinsha Site Museum
Visitors to the Jinsha Site Museum on May 18 can take part in a game named Know More about the Museum, and watch the process of the formation, prosperity, decline and excavation of the ritual area inside the Museum. In addition, 40 photos by volunteers and 10 works by a cyber celebrity from the Museum will be showcased on the day.
Wuhou Shrine Museum
Excellent docents of the Wuhou Shrine Museum will narrate to visitors about stories of the cultural relics collected by the museum at different times on May 18.
Du Fu's Thatched Cottage Museum
An exhibition featuring selected Chinese and foreign ancient lamps and lanterns will be held on May 18.
Yongling Museum
At 10:15 on May 18, lutanist Tu Shanxiang will give a small Pipa (4-stringed Chinese lute) concert featuring the music mentioned in some poems of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Chengdu Museum
The qualifying competition of the Global Natural History Day Contest Sichuan Division will be held on May 18 at the museum.
Sichuan Museum
At 15:00-16:00 on May 18, the museum will exhibit 10 rare Chinese calligraphy and painting works which have never been shown to the public before. The exhibits were created by artists of the Song (960-1279), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties.
The Yanhuachi Museum in western Chengdu's Chongzhou City and the Chen's Grand Courtyard in Shouan Town of western Chengdu's Wenjiang District will be open to the public free of charge on May 18.
Visitors are required to produce their ID cards at the entrance to get free admission. One ticket for one person.