Henan Museum opens after 5-year renovation –


The Henan Museum in Zhengzhou, Central China’s Henan province, reopened to the public on Sept 24, 2020. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The main exhibition hall of the Henan Museum in Zhengzhou, capital city of Central China’s Henan province, reopened to the public on Thursday after renovations spanning over five years.

More than 5,000 pieces of boutique cultural relics, including treasures in the museum and new treasures from recent archaeological excavations, were displayed in exhibitions at the newly-renovated museum, according to museum staff.

Meanwhile, two thematic displays, Henan During the Ming and Qing Dynasties and A Highlight of National Treasures opened to the public at the same time.

As for the display, A Highlight of National Treasures, only one of the national treasures will be on display at a time for a certain period of time. The Jiahu Bone Flute is the first exhibited national treasure in the museum.

An integrated practice experience center of 1,400 square meters in the east affiliated building at the museum will be put into use soon. The center can hold 500 people at one time. It features five functional areas, including research and discussion classrooms, cultural relic protection observation rooms, field archeological experience areas, ancient astronomical technology display rooms and independent studying areas.

Henan province owns more than 4.7 million pieces of movable cultural relics. The Henan Museum is in the first batch of national first-grade museums.

Jian Min contributed to this story

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