Shanghai Museum kicked off the first-ever repairs and revocation of its 21-year history on Monday, and will stay closed every Monday hereon until completion, Wenhui Daily reported Tuesday.
According to Li Feng, the deputy director of the museum, the renovation project, which was originally expected to start in June, was delayed by two big exhibitions.
"One was the popular The History of the World in 100 Objects, which concluded on Sunday, and the other was Sissy and Hungary, which ended on September 3," Li said. "In just the past three months, we have received almost 400,000 visits in total."
Yang Zhigang, the museum's director, added that the renovation project includes two stages. "For the first stage, renovation will mainly focus on repairing facilities and improving safety," Yang said.
"The renovation in the second stage will be more large-scale. All display decorations and systems will be changed to enhance the museum's visiting experience."