Chinese museum expansion goes on: an interesting article from CNN

Art-Museum-China-600x318“In 2010, the National People’s Congress outlined a five-year plan that, among other things, aimed to see China’s high-speed railway network reach 45,000 km and its number of museums increase to 3,500 nationwide. The idea that culture can be laid like train tracks may be moot, but there’s no question that this cultural infrastructure is being rapidly developed. By the end of 2013, two years before deadline, China already exceeded its goal, tallying a total of 4,000 museums.”

“Museum experts observe that China’s strategy is focused on building new museums, while the problem of setting up quality exhibition programs and finding an audience is dealt with later. For the first phase of that strategy, the country is still in its early stages. “

Read the full article on CNN

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