Hunan Museum

The Hunan Museum (Chinese: 湖南省博物馆) is the provincial museum of Hunan, China. It was built in 1951 and opened to the public in July 1956. It is located in the provincial capital Changsha at No. 50, Dongfeng Lu next to the Revolutionary Martyr's Park.

Hunan Museum
Entrance of Hunan Museum, 2018-09-28.jpg
New building of Hunan Museum
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Established1951 (1951)
LocationKaifu District, Changsha, Hunan, China
Coordinates28°12′55.08″N 112°59′10.08″E / 28.2153000°N 112.9861333°E / 28.2153000; 112.9861333Coordinates: 28°12′55.08″N 112°59′10.08″E / 28.2153000°N 112.9861333°E / 28.2153000; 112.9861333
TypeProvincial museum
Key holdingsCultural relics from Mawangdui
PresidentChen Jianmin (陈建民)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese湖南省博物館
Simplified Chinese湖南省博物馆

It spans a total area of about 50,000 square metres (12 acres), with a constructed area of 20,000 square metres (4.9 acres).

The museum has a collection of more than 180,000 objects, including items found in the tombs of the Marquis of Dai and his wife, Xin Zhui, in Mawangdui.[1]

The museum was closed on 18 June 2012 for renovation and expansion works and reopened on 29 November 2017.


The Hunan Museum was first built in 1951 and opened to the public in July 1956.

On June 18, 2012, the museum closed its doors to the public due to reconstruction. China Central Academy of Fine Arts, assisted by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, designed the present building.[2] The construction began in 2012 and the museum was completed in 2017. The museum was reopened to the general public on November 29, 2017.[3][4][5] The new building covers approximately 49,000 square metres (530,000 sq ft), with a building area of 91,000 square metres (980,000 sq ft).[6]


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  1. ^ Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha Hunan,
  2. ^ 湖南省博物馆新馆开馆 凭身份证可免费参观. ifeng (in Chinese). 2017-11-29.
  3. ^ "Hunan Museum". 2017-11-29.
  4. ^ 那些历久弥香的岁月——湖南省博物馆建馆六十年间的故事. sina (in Chinese). 2017-12-01.
  5. ^ 马王堆辛追夫人有“新家”,湖南省博物馆扩建五年今开馆. (in Chinese). 2017-11-29.
  6. ^ 湖南省博物馆新馆来了 正式对外开放. (in Chinese). 2017-11-29.

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