Shanghai Exhibition Center to host arts and cultural bazaar

Updated 2019-05-17 16:08:00

Fruit forks (left) and lipsticks, contributed by The Palace Museum, will go on display at Shanghai Exhibition Center from May 19. [Photo/eastday.com]

Starting on May 19, Shanghai Exhibition Center will be showcasing a collection of creative designs and merchandise sourced from museums and other cultural and art institutions across the country.

The four-day exhibition, which is part of the May 20 to June 2 China Art Festival, will feature items from hundreds of historical and cultural art centers such as The Palace Museum, the National Library of China, Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Grand Theatre.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the event is aimed at promoting exchange and raising awareness of innovative designs, according to the ministry.

A 3D printing table lamp (left) and pendants of dragon and phoenix shapes, contributed by National Museum of China, will go on display at Shanghai Exhibition Center from May 19. [Photo/eastday.com]

For example, Shanghai Museum will contribute more than 60 items, such as eye patches, bags, pen and ink suits, scarves and bracelets featuring a blend of Jiangnan and Shanghai styles to the exhibition, according to Hu Xuwen, director of the Cultural Creation Center of Shanghai Museum.

Visitors will also get a chance to view and buy more than 100 creative products from the Palace Museum.

Arts centers and theaters such as the Shanghai Grand Theatre and the National Library also have many exquisite designs to offer, such handmade bowls and porcelain tea sets that feature Kun Opera and silk scarves inspired by the Yongle Canon.

All products showcased at the exhibition can be purchased, according to the organizers.

A study pack, contributed by Shanghai Museum, will go on display at Shanghai Exhibition Center from May 19. [Photo/eastday.com]

A tea set, contributed by Shanghai Grand Theatre, will go on display at Shanghai Exhibition Center from May 19. [Photo/eastday.com]

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