Renovated National Museum of China Reopens

The National Museum of China reopens in Beijing on March 1, 2011 — following the completion in December 2010 of a CNY2.5 billion renovation project.

The museum will reopen with 28 new exhibition halls and more than triple the previous exhibition space together with state of the art exhibition facilities and storage. It will have a total floor space of nearly 200,000 square meters with more than a million national treasures in its collection.

The predecessor of the Museum of Chinese History was the Beijing History Museum, which was built in 1912 and opened to the public in October 1926.