Some construction machines stand in
front of the National Museum in downtown Beijing March 17, 2007. The
National Museum with new buildings will be completed in 2009 and it will
cover a land space of 70,000 square meters and 40.3 meters
high. (Xinhua Photo)
BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- China commenced a
nearly two-year-long enlargement project of the National Museum at the heart of
its capital on Saturday.
The National Museum, standing to the east of the
Tian'anmen Square in central Beijing, used to be one of the ten celebrated
constructions after the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949.
By now, the museum could hardly keep the increasing
number of collections and sophisticated facilities, said a source with the
According to the project plan, south, north and west
wings of the existing buildings will be repaired and reinforced. New buildings
will be constructed eastwards.
The new buildings will be a little bit higher than
the existing ones and the architectural style will be preserved, according to
blueprint of the project.
All the 620,000 collections and
relevant facilities have been moved out of the museum to make way for the
The National Museum with new buildings will be
completed in 2009 and it will cover a land space of 70,000 square meters and
40.3 meters high.
National museum closes for 3-year overhaul
BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The National Museum of
China, the grand building on the east side of Tian'anmen Square in downtown
Beijing, closed on Wednesday for a three-year overhaul that will make it the
world's largest arts and history museum.
The museum's floor space will be expanded from the current 65,000 square
meters to 192,000 square meters turning it into the world's most spacious, said
a source with the museum.
National museum to close for renovation
BEIJING, Jan. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- An exhibition showcasing the work of 268 Chinese craftwork artists will be the last show at the National Museum of China before it closes for renovation in February.
The renovation will expand the floor space of the building to 192,000 square meters, making it the largest museum in the world. The construction work is expected to commence in April and the Museum will re-open in 2010.