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Guangxi Museum of Nationalities   

cultural relicsCovering a total area of 130 acres, Guangxi Museum of Nationalities is located in Nanning Scenic Area. With a building area of 30,000 square meters, it is a first-class ethnic museum, mainly aimed to collect, conserve, research, exhibit, show and present the material heritages and intangible heritages of 12 nationalities of Guangxi province.

Guangxi Museum of Nationalities was determined by the government of the autonomous region as the key public cultural facilities construction projects in 2003. As the key project and tribute project to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guangxi Museum of Nationalities was formally started construction in June 2006. It was completed and opened to the public in December 2008.

dragon danceThe shape of the main building of Guangxi Museum of Nationalities is based on the Guangxi bonze drum, which is rich in geographical and ethnic characteristics. The whole building looks like a roc spreading its wings. It is equipped with a high-tech movie hall, a multi-purpose hall, a heritage specimen observing room, special libraries, an on-line museum, a social collection room, etc.

All the citizens can enjoy the unique local housing construction, attires and woodenwares of Guangxi, the exhibition of "Colorful Guangxi" and the show "Culture of Bronze-drum" to display the customs concerning the culture of Guangxi minorities’ bronze-drum and its origin and evolvement. In addition, the visitors can also appreciate the co-exhibition of the “West Memory-The Historical Gem of the Five Western Minority Provincial Regions” to show the splendid folk culture of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Qinghai, Xinjiang and Guangxi. Over the past five years, based on the over 5,000 pieces of the ethnic relics allocated and transferred from Guangxi Museum, Guangxi Museum of Nationalities carried out an overall investigation of the current conditions of the ethnic minorities’ culture protection and inheritance, material articles collection and system research within the border of Guangxi more than three years.


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