Nationwide events mark Intl Museum Day

Updated: May 20, 2018 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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The Palace Museum organizes many cultural activities to mark International Museum Day. Shan Jixiang (center), director of the Palace Museum, introduces the history of the Forbidden City for students of 

Shuangyushu Center Primary School in Beijing, May 18, 2018. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

To celebrate the 42nd International Museum Day, a series of events have taken place around China, highlighting the importance of culture and heritage. From the Palace Museum to local cultural institutions, special exhibitions were launched for culture lovers worldwide. Let's take a look at a medley of these events.


Visitors view the Ming Dynasty porcelain exhibition at the Palace Museum in Beijing, May 18, 2018. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]


Local people go to Polaris Horologe Culture Museum to learn about the history of watch-making in Yantai, East China's Shandong province, May 17, 2018. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]


Primary school students are introduced to the pottery wares of different historical periods at the Sand Pottery Museum of Qi Village in Zaozhuang, East China's Shandong province, May 17, 2018. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]


Tourists visit the Suzhou Garden Museum to learn about traditional Suzhou architecture in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, May 18, 2018. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]


The Suzhou Museum organizes nighttime tours to celebrate International Museum Day in East China's Jiangsu province, May 18, 2018. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]


High school students read a newspaper story about a military parade in September 2015 at the 15th Middle School of Huangdao district in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, May 17, 2018. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]


Students enjoy a museum tour on International Museum Day in Donghai county, East China's Jiangsu province, May 17, 2018. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

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