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Visitor Guide

The NPM's collections are displayed in the forms of permanent and special exhibitions. You are recommended to start your visit from the Orientation Gallery (Room 102) located in the west wing of the main building. Below are suggested visiting routes based on collection type.

  • Painting and Calligraphy

    Painting and Calligraphy

    Located on the second floor of the West Wing (Galleries 202, 204, 206, 208, 210 and 212). The contents of the permanent exhibitions rotate every three months and sometimes may include special exhibitions.
    Exhibition Area I (Main Building) 2F
  • Rare Books and Historical Documents

    Rare Books and Historical Documents

    Gallery 103 in the East Wing and Gallery 104 in the West Wing hold rotating exhibitions presented by the Department of Rare Books and Documents. Exhibition Area I (Main Building) 1F
  • Antiquities- Divided into Three Categories
     

    Antiquities- Divided into Three Categories

    A、Historical Routes:
    The third floor features the following exhibitions: “Rituals Cast in Brilliance–Chinese Bronzes through the Ages” in galleries 305 and 307, “From the Fountainhead Flows in Living Water: Jade from the Song, Liao, Jin, and Yuan Dynasties” in gallery 304. and “Art in Quest of Heaven and Truth–Chinese Jades through the Ages” in galleries 306 and 308. On the second floor, the exhibition “The Magic of Kneaded Clay: A History of Chinese Ceramics” is featured in galleries 201, 205 and 207.
     
    B、Thematic Exhibitions:
    The NPM hosts specially planned permanent displays centered on the themes of Buddhist religion (gallery 101), Masterpieces of Precious Crafts in the Museum Collection (gallery 106), and furniture (gallery 108).
     
    C、Special Exhibitions:
    Special Exhibitions are organized in gallery 303 and gallery 203 on a regular basis.
     
    Antiquities- Divided into Three Categories
  • Others
     
    The first floor of the east wing (galleries 105, 107) holds joint special exhibitions organized by the Department of Painting and Calligraphy, the Department of Antiquities, and the Department of Rare Books and Documents from time to time. The space is also used for exhibitions of modern painting and calligraphy, providing visitors with a variety of artistic experiences.

    Exhibition Area I (Main Building) 1F

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