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The Poly Art Museum (Bǎolì yìshù bówùguǎn)

  • 1 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie Map It
  • Dongcheng District

Published 02/08/2016

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This impressive but often overlooked museum, located in a gleaming glass office tower, was established in 1998 to promote traditional art and to protect Chinese art from being lost to foreign countries. The museum has focused on the overseas acquisition of ancient bronzes, sculpture, and painting. The space is divided into two galleries, one for the display of early Chinese bronzes, and the other for Buddhist scriptures carved in stone. Also on display here are four bronze animal heads that were once located in the Old Summer Palace.

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New Poly Plaza, 1 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, next to the Dongsishitiao subway stop on Line 2, Beijing, Beijing, 100010, China

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  • Y20
  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4:30

Published 02/08/2016


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