Introduction
 
    

Fujian Museum

 

    The Fujian Museum is located in the West Lake Park of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, in the south-east of China. The new building was completed in October 2002, covering an area of 6 hectares, and a construction area of 36,000 square meters. The main building is a comprehensive expression of several Fujian cultural characteristics, including: 1) the construction style of the roof; 2) a totem pole with the Chinese character "Min"; 3) a large bossed wall of Greater Chinese Cultural Relics; 4) a Nature Museum with analog-style Fujian Tulou construction; 5) a watermark-shaped square in front of the main building. These elements combined with the location of the Fujian Museum surrounded by water, not only embodies Fujian's development vision, but the water imagery also reflects the implication of harmony in Chinese culture.

 

    The new exhibition area has reached over 15,000 square meters with a total of 15 exhibition halls, which include the seven permanent exhibitions: "The Splendid Civilization of Ancient Fujian", " Porcelain Exports of Fujian in History", "The Splendor of Fujian Opera", "Rare Crafts", "Collections of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy", "Animal World", “Dinosaurs”; and six temporary exhibition halls. In addition the new museum also has a lounge, meeting rooms, an academic lecture hall and a multi-functional hall which has 345 seats and TV with equipment enabling six-channel simultaneous interpretation.

 

    The Fujian Museum Conservation Center was established in 2005 with several offices such as a "Scientific Protection Office", "Conservation Technology Room", and "Protection office for ancient architecture and design". All of these offices are focused on conservation technology, and can be responsible for the collection of artifacts, archaeological excavations, relics of coastal waters, cultural relics’ protection, as well as for carrying out various research restoration projects.

 

    In addition, as a national level coastal city, underwater archaeology works by the Fujian Museum have a great impact in China.