Nanjing Museum (Chinese: 南京博物院; pinyin: Nánjīng Bówùyuán) is located in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, on East Zhongshan Road, about 3 km from the Xinjiekou traffic circle to the east, just inside Zhongshan Gate. With an area of 70,000 square meters, it is one of the largest museums in China.


The main building was designed by Liang Sicheng in the 1930s combining Chinese and Western architectural styles: the front section is a traditional structure in the style of the Liao-Dynasty and featuring a golden tiled roof; in the back is a western-style flat-roof structure. Added in the 1990s to the west of the main building is an art hall which references Chinese architecture of the first half of the 20th century.

Exhibition halls

There are eleven exhibition halls at the museum, some of the highlight of the collection includes the famous full size suit of armor made from small jade tiles held together by silver wire

  • Ancient Chinese Earthenware
  • Ancient Chinese Jade
  • Ancient Chinese Calligraphy & Painting
  • Bronze Ware
  • Cultural Relics
  • Folk Art
  • Jiangnan Silk Product
  • Ming and Qing Porcelain
  • Modern Art

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