Expo Pavilion to Be Museum
China Daily, November 18, 2011
The Shanghai World Expo's China Pavilion will be transformed into a modern Chinese art museum, a senior Shanghai official says.
About 70,000 of the 160,000 square meters of floor space will be used for exhibitions when it opens on Oct 1, 2012, which is National Day. That will be more than 10 times the exhibition space of the Shanghai Art Museum.
Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and TV chief art director Teng Junjie says that the pavilion will house works by such artists as Lin Fengmian, Wu Guanzhong, Guan Liang and Cheng Shifa. It will also host collections from globally acclaimed international museums. A worldwide hunt is on for a curator, he says.
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