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Shanghai Baoshan International Folk Arts Exposition, located in Gucun Park at the junction of Hutai Road and the Outer Ring Road, is home to a wide array of folk art heritage from around the world.
The two-story, 14,600-square-meter landmark building resembles a Chinese knot. The first floor has eight halls themed according to different regions such as the China Hall, Europe and America Hall, Latin America Hall and Africa Hall.
The second floor is separated into six halls housing different collections — the culture and customs exhibition of Nepal, a retrospective exhibition of traditional Chinese paintings, the treasure of Baoshan historical relics, personal collections of porcelain and tea sets.
It is a non-profit public cultural facility with an integration of collections and displays, research and social service, and the local government has recommended it as a protection and research center for intangible cultural heritage.
The museum also features more recent examples of popular international culture. For example, there is one wall in the Europe and America Hall featuring interactive images allowing visitors to dance with Elvis Presley.
The Shanghai Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center has launched an intangible cultural heritage tour for local students in which each student can apply for an intangible cultural heritage “passport” in any museum, and within the whole year they can visit free of charge 13 such museums in Shanghai.
As one of the 13 sites, Shanghai Baoshan Folk Arts Exposition is one of the bases for protecting local intangible cultural heritage projects and aims to promote the preservation and popularization.
Through July 23 — First Shanghai Folk Arts Exhibition
August 4-10 — Painting and calligraphy exhibition by generals
October — “The World’s Mask and Culture — Mysterious World” exhibition in cooperate with Andong International Mask Festival from South Korea
Other ongoing exhibitions include kite show from Shaokou of Nantong, private collection of tea sets and private collection of chinaware.
In the future, six DIY workshops will be launched, including ceramics, fabric art, jewelry DIY.
Admission: 20 yuan (10 yuan for students; free for children under 1.2 meters, retirees and people over 70 years old)