Liuligongfang Museum, Shanghai

Liuligongfang Museum, Shanghai

The Liuligongfang Museum is a repository of glass Chinese art and artefacts. The creations of the artists are highly prized in middle class Chinese households.

The Liuligongfang museum at Xintiandi in Shanghai displays an array of Chinese glass ornaments. It also features the collection of its founder, Loretta Hui –Shan Yang. The founder is a well known Taiwanese actress who has won the Golden Horse Award for best actress at the Taipei Film Festival twice and the best actress award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival. She has dedicated herself to the revival of traditional Chinese glass sculpture. She revived the art of cire-perdue glass casting and has adapted the technique to suit Chinese artistic designs.

The air conditioned museum has numerous objects made in iridescent coloured glass. The building is partly constructed with glass bricks. 12,000, thirty meter glass blocks make up two of the walls of the museum. Traditional Chinese glassware and glass ornaments from Europe are exhibited. Some of the pieces date back to 476 BC. The museum has a gift shop across the road. The shop stocks iridescent glass ornaments and has many regular well to do Chinese and international collectors as customers.

Operation hours: Daily 10 am - 10 pm.

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Sight Name: Liuligongfang Museum
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Luwan District Walking Tour, Shanghai  

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