Shanghai Mar­riage Cul­ture Mu­seum opens to pub­lic

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS -

As China’s first pro­vin­cial level mu­seum of its kind, the new Shanghai Mar­riage Cul­ture Mu­seum show­cases the his­tor­i­cal evo­lu­tion of Shanghai’s mar­riage cul­ture from the Qing Dy­nasty (1644–1911) on­ward and fo­cuses on the devel­op­ment of lo­cal mar­riage cul­ture af­ter the es­tab­lish­ment of the Peo­ple’s Re­pub­lic of China. The mu­seum presents lo­cal mar­riage cus­toms and wed­ding rit­u­als and records the devel­op­ment of the city’s mar­riage reg­is­tra­tion sys­tem in dif­fer­ent eras through texts, graphs, photos, ob­jects and mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tions. Di­vided into three sec­tions (Shanghai mar­riage reg­is­tra­tion man­age­ment, mar­riage cus­toms and fam­ily dis­ci­plines) the mu­seum fea­tures 137 pho­to­graphs and 236 dowries col­lected over the decades. A va­ri­ety of daily ob­jects that were once com­monly used in al­most ev­ery Shang­hainese house­hold are also on dis­play, in­clud­ing enam­eled wash­basins, a 555-brand me­chan­i­cal alarm clock, glass plates and porce­lain teapots and jars.

Date: Mon­day to Fri­day, 9 am to 4:30 pm, Sat­ur­day, 9 am to 3 pm

Venue: Pu­tuo Dis­trict Res­i­dent Ser­vice Cen­ter

Ad­dress: 2F, 510 Caoyang Road 510 2

Admission: Free

Call 6244-1118 for more de­tails

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