The Gansu Provincial Museum (Chinese: 甘肃省博物馆; pinyin: Gānsù Shěng Bówùguăn) is a museum in Lanzhou, China. Its collections include over 350,000 artefacts, in two main sections: history and natural science. Since its foundation, the museum has held almost 300 exhibitions, and items from its collections have been exhibited worldwide. The museum was originally only for the history of Gansu itself, but was re-purposed in 1956 to be a natural history museum, after three years of renovations.[4]

Gansu Provincial Museum
甘肃省博物馆
New Exhibition Building of the Gansu Provincial Museum.jpg
The newly refurbished exhibition building
Gansu Provincial Museum is located in China
Gansu Provincial Museum
Location within China
Former nameGansu Science and Education Museum
Established1939
LocationLanzhou, Gansu Province, China
Coordinates36°03′40″N 103°50′03″E / 36.06109°N 103.83430°E / 36.06109; 103.83430
Key holdingsFlying Horse of Gansu
CollectionsSilk Road, Neolithic, Natural Science[1][2]
Collection size355,364[3]
DirectorE. Jun
Websitewww.gansumuseum.com
English: [1]

ExhibitionsEdit

A major holding of the museum is the Flying Horse of Gansu, a bronze sculpture from Eastern Han dynasty, around the 2nd century AD. Apart from this, the museum has permanent exhibitions on:[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Departments page". Retrieved 6 March 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "about.com page". Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  3. ^ "EXPO Museums article". Archived from the original on 7 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ "The history section of the website". Museum History (Chinese). Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  5. ^ "进入展厅-展览介绍". Archived from the original on 2016-06-05. Retrieved 2016-05-14.

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