Six Dynasties Museum Reaches Its Tenth Year!

Video from Xinhua Daily with EN Subtitles

The Six Dynasties Museum is located in Nanjing, China, with a building area of 23,000 square meters and a collection of over 1200 precious cultural relics. It was completed and opened to the public in 2014. Designed by PEI Architects, the project is adjacent to the national cultural heritage sites of the Nanjing Presidential Palace and Meiyuan New Village. The Six Dynasties Museum combines modern architectural art with ancient cultural heritage, showcasing a fusion of modern and traditional aesthetics. PEI’s design not only provides the public with a unique visiting experience, but also a forefront exploration of combining historical site preservation with modern architectural art. 

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Excerpt from the video: 

At this year’s National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (NPC & CPPCC), the Six Dynasties Museum was introduced to General Secretary Xi Jinping. The celebrity window in the museum has once again become a hit. Some say it is the most beautiful window in Nanjing, with colorful garden landscapes nearby and the city skyline of Xinjiekou in the distance.

Inside the museum’s window is the profound cultural heritage of the Six Dynasties. Outside the window is the beautiful view of the modern city of Nanjing. This window captures the elegance of the Six Dynasties and the chapters of the times.

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The remains of the city wall are from the Six Dynasties period, the very site where the Six Dynasties Museum stands today. It’s because of the discovery of this section of the city wall that we have today’s Six Dynasties Museum in Nanjing. The preservation of the original site also reflects Nanjing’s protection of its urban cultural roots.

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The second floor is the exhibition hall, “Elegance of the Six Dynasties”, mainly showcasing Six Dynasties cultural relics, with celadon as the main theme. Walking through the bamboo-filled hall, you can easily find a photogenic backdrop of the frame.

The Third floor of the Six Dynasties Museum showcases the outstanding historic figures of the Six Dynasties period. The museum was designed by Chien Chung Pei, son of the renowned architect I.M. Pei, from PEI Architects. In the architectural style of light and shadow, we can feel the elegance of the Six Dynasties from a thousand years ago. Read more about the project here