About the NMC

The National Museum of China (NMC) is China's supreme establishment that collects, researches, displays and interprets China's fine traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture. NMC is the top palace of history and art and a cultural parlor for China. Led by General Secretary Xi Jinping, all members of the Standing Committee of the 18th CPC Central Committee Political Bureau visited NMC’s permanent exhibition “The Road of Rejuvenation” on November 29, 2012. During that visit, General Secretary Xi Jinping called for realizing the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, ushering in the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

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Message from NMC Director

Welcome to the National Museum of China.

Like the ancestral halls and temples of Chinese culture, NMC is the top palace of history and art in China displaying our nation’s excellent traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture, and houses more than 1.4 million items of collection as the embodiment and witness of China’s brilliant civilization which has lasted for 5,000 years. Led by General Secretary Xi Jinping, all members of the Standing Committee of the 18th CPC Central Committee Political Bureau visited NMC’s permanent exhibition “The Road of Rejuvenation” on November 29, 2012. During that visit, General Secretary Xi Jinping called for realizing the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, ushering in the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics...

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Mission Statement

Functions and Responsibilities

The NMC is the top establishment in China, which, on behalf of the country, collects, preserves, researches, displays and interprets the representative material evidence reflecting excellent traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture of China. It houses collective precious memories of the nation, inherits the cultural genes of the country, gathers fruits of the world civilization, and builds the materialized discourse system of Chinese culture fitting the mainstream values and mainstream ideology of the country, so as to prompt Chinese people to increase their cultural consciousness, enhance their cultural confidence, boost exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese and foreign civilizations and bring into play its role as a cultural parlor for the country.

Guiding Principles

Its focus on human resources, collections, researches, exhibitions and services makes the NMC a world-class museum.

Goals

The NMC is set to be the best museum in China, so as to fit China’s important status in the world, display its proud history and brilliant civilization, reflect the striking progress in the socialist modernization drive, and cater to people’s increasing cultural needs. It is endeavoring to become a center of collection, research, exhibition, publicity and exchange of worldwide influence.

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Scope of Operation

I. Overall Coordination

The museum implements the spirit and decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee in a comprehensive manner; enhances the construction of grassroots Party organizations and cultivation of working style of the Party and incorrupt government; conducts strategic planning and research of the museum; prepares mid- and long-term development plan for the museum; disseminates and demonstrates the image of National Museum of China; pushes forward the overall operation of government affairs of the museum; handles legal affairs; conducting deployment, recruitment and training of talents; carries out internal financial control and assets management; promotes scientific research; organizes and hosts various academic activities; and provides quality services for the retired...

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Leadership

Wang Chunfa

Director,
Deputy Decretary of Communist Party Committee


  Wang Chunfa, born in November 1963 of Han nationality in Rushan, Shandong Province, is a member of the Communist Party of China. He began to work in June 1988 and now serves as a researcher, holding bachelor’s degree in history, master’s degree in economics and doctor’s degree in economics. He is working as director of National Museum of China (with the rank of vice minister), deputy secretary of Communist Party Committee, director of the academic committee of National Museum of China, editor-in-chief of Journal of National Museum of China, and member of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC.

Shan Wei

Secretary of Communist Party Committee,
Deputy Director


  Shan Wei, born in December 1961 of Han nationality in Longkou, Shandong Province, began to work in August 1984 and became member of the Communist Party of China in December 1984. With a bachelor’s degree of arts, he is working as secretary of Communist Party Committee and deputy director of National Museum of China.
  From August 1984 to November 1988, he worked as political counsellor and teacher at College of International Politics. From November 1988 to April 1994, he worked as Party cadre, senior secretary and principal secretary successively of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. From April 1994 to June 2011, he worked as principal staff member, deputy director of Office of Editor-In-Chief, director of Office of Editor-In-Chief and deputy editor in chief successively at Office of China Discipline Inspection and Supervision Newspaper. From June 2011 to December 2014, he worked as editor-in-chief and then editor-in-chief/chief of staff at Fangzheng Publishing House of China, which is affiliated to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. From December 2014 to March 2018, he served as deputy chief of the discipline inspection team dispatched by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to the Ministry of Culture (with the rank of bureau director). From March 2018 to December 2018, he served as deputy chief of the discipline inspection and supervision team dispatched by the Supervision Committee of the Central Discipline Inspection Committee to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (with the rank of bureau director). Since December 2018, he has been working as secretary of Communist Party Committee and deputy director of National Museum of China.

Chen Chengjun

Executive Deputy Director


  Chen Chengjun, born in February 1966 of Han nationality in Hengshui, Hebei Province, began to work in July 1988 and became member of the Communist Party of China in September 1998. With a bachelor’s degree in history and the qualification of research curator, he is working as executive deputy director of National Museum of China (with the rank of bureau director).
  From July 1988 to June 2001, he worked as cadre of Exhibition Department of the former China History Museum. From June 2001 to February 2004, he worked as director of Exhibition and Design Department I of the former China History Museum. From February 2004 to October 2005, he worked as deputy director (in charge of work) of Exhibition Department I of National Museum of China, during which he was qualified as research curator on relics and museology in September 2005. From October 2005 to February 2013, he worked as director of Exhibition Department I of National Museum of China. From February 2013 to April 2019, he worked as deputy director of National Museum of China. Since April 2019, he has been working as executive deputy director of National Museum of China (with the rank of bureau director).

Feng Jingying

Financial Director


  Feng Jingying, born in May 1963 of Han nationality in Beijing, began to work in August 1985 and became member of the Communist Party of China in August 1988. With a bachelor’s degree, she is working as financial director of National Museum of China (with the rank of deputy bureau director).
  From August 1985 to December 1988, she worked as staff member of auditing division of department of auditing and finance, Ministry of Culture. From December 1988 to September 1995, she worked as staff member and then principal staff member of the general businesses division of auditing bureau at the Ministry of Culture dispatched by the Auditing Administration. From September 1995 to September 1998, she worked as deputy director of the general businesses division of auditing bureau at the Ministry of Culture dispatched by the Auditing Administration. From September 1998 to January 1999, she worked as deputy director of the division of businesses of the auditing bureau of health and medicine of the Auditing Administration. From January 1999 to January 2001, she worked as deputy director of the second division of the auditing bureau of culture and sports of the Auditing Administration. From January 2001 to September 2004, she worked as director of the second division of the auditing bureau of culture and sports of the Auditing Administration. From September 2004 to October 2006, she worked as director of the first division of the auditing bureau of economic law enforcement of the Auditing Administration. From October 2006 to July 2011, she took the office of director of assets and finance division, NMC. Since July 2011, she has been working as financial director of NMC (with the rank of deputy bureau director), during which between July 2011 and October 2018, she also worked as director of assets and finance division.

Gu Jiandong

Deputy Secretary of Communist Party Committee,
Secretary of Discipline Inspection Committee


  Gu Jiandong, born in February 1962 of Han nationality in Pucheng, Shaanxi Province, began to work in November 1980. He became member of the Communist Party of China in March 1983 and has a master’s degree. He is working as deputy secretary of Communist Party Committee and secretary of Discipline Inspection Committee of National Museum of China (with the rank of deputy bureau director).
  From November 1980 to September 1995, he had been working as soldier of a security force, officer of the rank of platoon, contingent leader with the rank of deputy company commander, squadron leader with the rank of company commander and squadron leader with the rank of deputy battalion commander successively. From September 1995 to September 1999, he served as cadre of the security division of the former China Revolution Museum. From September 1999 to May 2002, he served as deputy director of the security division of the former China Revolution Museum. From May 2002 to October 2003, he served as director of the security division of the former China Revolution Museum. From October 2003 to July 2013, he served as director of the safety and security division of National Museum of China. From July 2013 to September 2015, he served as assistant director and director of the safety and security division of National Museum of China. Since September 2015, he has been working as deputy secretary of Communist Party Committee and secretary of Discipline Inspection Committee of National Museum of China (with the rank of deputy bureau director).

Bai Yuntao

Deputy Director


  Baiyuntao, born in February 1961 of Han nationality in Beijing, began to work in July 1983 and became member of the Communist Party of China in June 1988. He works as research curator with master’s degree in history. He took the office of deputy director of National Museum of China.
  From July 1983 to August 1985, he worked as teacher at Yukou Middle School at Pinggu County, Beijing. From September 1985 to July 1988, he participated in a postgraduate program of History Department of Beijing Normal College. From August 1988 to August 1993, he served as cadre of the Exhibition Department and Academic Research Department at the former China Revolution Museum. From August 1993 to June 2002, he took the office of deputy director of the research division of Academic Research Department at the former China Revolution Museum, during which he was qualified as research curator on relics and museology in November 2001. From June 2002 to October 2003, he was director of academic research center of the former China Revolution Museum. From October 2003 to October 2014, he was deputy director of academic research center of National Museum of China (with the rank of division director). From October 2014 to September 2015, he was director of Exhibition Department II of National Museum of China. Since September 2015, he has been working as deputy director of National Museum of China (with the rank of deputy bureau director).

Liu Wanming

Deputy Director


  Liu Wanming, was born of Han nationality in February 1968 in Jinghai, Tianjin. He is a member of China Democratic League. He started working in July 1989. A graduate of the fine arts program of Chinese National Academy of Arts, he holds a Bachelor’s degree and serves as first-class artist, doctoral supervisor, council member of China Artists Association, and council member of Chinese Painting Association. Liu was included in the national “hundred, thousand, ten thousand” talent project and named a “young and middle-aged expert with outstanding contributions” in 2014. Then in 2017, he was titled a renowned cultural figure by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and included in the “four batches of talent” program. He also joined the “ten thousand talent project” as one of the third batch of high-end leading talent receiving special support from the government. He is entitled to special allowance from the State Council. He currently serves as deputy director of the National Museum of China and member of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC.
  He was a teacher at Tianjin Normal College during 1989 – 1991, associate research fellow at the Chinese Painting Research Center of theAesthetics Institute of Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences from 1991 to 1997. Then he successively served as lecturer of arts (1997 – 2002) and associate professor of Chinese painting (2002 – 2007) at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. After that, he went to work at Chinese National Academy of Arts and successively served as artist (2007 – 2008), first-class artist(2008 – 2010), and vice president (2010 – 2015) at the Artistic Creation Institute; executive vice president of the Chinese Painting Institute (2015 – 2016); vice president of the Graduate School and the Chinese Painting Institute (2016 – 2017); and executive vice president of the Graduate School and vice president of the Chinese Painting Institute (November 2017 – June 2019). Then he took his current position as deputy director of the National Museum of China in June 2019.

History

History


  July 9, 1912: The predecessor of the National Museum of China - the Preparatory Office of the National Museum of History - was founded. It was originally located at the Imperial College (Guozijian) in Beijing.
  1918: The office was relocated to the Duanmen and Wumen of the Forbidden City.
  October 1, 1926: The museum was renamed the National Museum of History and was officially opened to the public.
  October, 1949: The museum was renamed the Beijing Museum of History, belonging to the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.
  March, 1950: The Preparatory Office of the National Museum of Revolution was established. The site was originally at the Beihai Park in Beijing, but soon it moved to Wuyingdian of the Forbidden City.
  August, 1958: The meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China decided to begin constructing the National Museum of Chinese History and the National Museum of Chinese Revolution.
  October, 1958: Construction of the two museums on the east side of the Tian’anmen Square began.
  August, 1959: The project was completed and became one of the “Ten Great Constructions” for the anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
  October 1, 1959: The National Museum of Chinese History launched a public preview of the major exhibition entitled General Chinese History.
  September, 1969: The National Museum of Chinese History and the National Museum of Chinese Revolution merged. It was named the National Museum of Chinese Revolution and History.
  Early 1983: The two museums returned to their own separate entities.
  February, 2003: The merging of the two museums took place and the National Museum of China was established.
  March, 2007: The National Museum of China began its renovation and enlargement project.
  December, 2010: The renovation and enlargement project was completed.
  March, 2011: The National Museum of China new building re-opened to the public.

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