National Museum of China

The National Museum of China (Chinese中国 国家 博物馆, Pinyin Zhōngguó guojia bówùguǎn ) is a museum in Beijing. It was founded in 2003 from two separate museums who've been housed in its buildings: the Museum of Chinese History and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution. This building was "ten big buildings " ( "十大 建筑" ) was built in the style of "socialist classicism " for the tenth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic in 1959 as one of the.

The National Museum of China was until the spring of 2011 under reconstruction. The expansion and transformation was carried out by the Hamburg architects Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The house will be the world's largest museum building with a total area of ​​almost 195 000 m².

The first international exhibition was opened on April 1, 2011; it is titled Art of the Enlightenment and was funded with 6.6 million Euros from the German Foreign Ministry. The loans come from the National Museums in Berlin, the Dresden State Art Collections and the Bavarian State Painting Collections in Munich. The Dresden museum director Martin Roth had prepared a decade.