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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.