Henan Museum, Henan
Technically one of the oldest museums in China, this museum was originally located in the city of Kaifeng, and its establishment coincided with a political push towards culture and education in the 1920s. In 1927, General Feng Yuxiang, who was the chairman of Henan province at the time, made the famous declaration: “education is the essential politics for a country (jiaoyu wei liguo genben yao zheng - 教育为立国根本要政)”, and thus the museum was set up a month later.
In 1961, the museum was moved to a new site in Zhengzhou, where we now see its distinctive pyramid architecture.
Occupying an area of over 100,000 square meters, it is also one of the largest museums in China.
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(Translations courtesy of Constructive Translations)