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Sackler Museum of Art and Archeology at Peking UniversityThe museum was completed and officially opened to the public on May 27. Situated in the beautiful west campus of Peking University, it is the first of its kind to be established in China's institutions of higher learning.
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler expressed his interest in helping China preserve its rich cultural heritage by offering to provide a teaching museum incorporating all elements of modern museology, such as modern display techniques, climate control, conservation facilities, storage and security, as well as a training program for archaeologists and museologists.
Discussions about the construction of such a museum were officially entered into in 1984 with the Secretary General of Peking University, Mr. Wen Zhong. Peking University is the logical choice for the museum because of its extensive archaeological collection and because it has been a leader in training Chinese archaeologists since the nineteen-thirties.
In 1986, the construction of the museum was started by digging for the foundation with the investment of Mr. Sackler. The exhibitions are divided into basic displays and temporary exhibitions.
The former is arranged chronologically into seven periods: Paleolithic Age, Neolithic Age, Xia Shang Zhou Dynasties, the Period of Warring States, Qin Han Dynasties, Three kingdoms, Double Jin Dynasties, South and North Dynasties, Sui Tang Dynasties, and Song Liao Jin Yuan Ming Dynasties. In addition, the museum holds an annual special exhibition which mostly gives instructions to the major archeological findings in recent years.
Address: West campus of Peking University
Opening Hours: 9: 00-17: 00(16: 30 Stop selling tickets); Close from the first to the fifth of the first month of the lunar year
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