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Chongqing Museum

The Chongqing Museum is a museum of Chinese social history. Situated on the top of the Pipa Mountain, the Museum was founded in 1951 as the Southwest Museum and was renamed as the Chongqing Museum in 1955. It has 3,000 square meters for exhibition halls.

The Museum boasts a collection of more than 100,000 pieces of relics and 50,000 documents, including over 500 stonewares of Paleolithic times, 1,000 relics of Bashu Culture, 100 stone sculptures of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), more than 4,000 porcelains and 5,000 paintings of various dynasties. Relics of modern times in total about 30,000 items, reflecting the history of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Uprising, the 1911 Revolution, the May 4th Movement, the Long March, and the Anti-Japanese War in the 1930s. In addition, there are over 5,000 handicrafts and fine arts of the local ethnic minorities on display.

The Museum has held more than 150 exhibitions, including the Exhibition of Relics of Southwest China, the Display of Historical Relics of Sichuan, the Exhibition of Chongqing Excavations, and the Exhibition of Chongqiing's Anti-Japanese War Documents, etc.

Publications of the Museum include Concerning the Bashu Culture, Han Dynasty Sculpture Art of Sichuan, Bronze Mirrors in Chongqing, Ancient Pottery of Sichuan, and Sichuan During the May 4th Movement.