A museum designed to help Chinese people learn about all things African has opened up in Shanghai, says Xinhua:
The Museum for An Experience of African Lifestyle, which is now in open to the public, is Located on Xianggang Road near the Bund.
An opening ceremony will be held in November, according to Cheng Hui, chairman of the board of Into Africa Cultural Development Co. and also one of the museum’s investors. He was unable to provide an exact date.
“African art is quite different to our taste, it takes time for ordinary people to accept it,” said Cheng.
Refurbished from an old warehouse, the museum has 400 square meters of floor space and a budget of one million yuan (146,495 U.S. dollars). It houses artwork from more than 20 African nations, including wood and stone carvings, an Egyptian water pipe and tea from South Africa
Meanwhile, the SAS SPIOENKOP, a warship from the South African Navy, is set to arrive in Shanghai this Thursday. The visit is part of a year-long celebration commemorating 10 years of diplomatic ties between China and South Africa.