After 2.5 billion RMB and nearly four years of renovations and expansions, the National Museum of China finally reopened on Tuesday to select visitors. It tripled its previous size to over two million square feet and is now reportedly the largest museum in the world. It has 49 exhibitions rooms, more than one million cultural relics, an 800-seat theater, and a 300-seat conference hall. It also has a professional in-house filming studio for shooting programs about the collections, which are not allowed to leave the premises.
Conflicting reports over when it’s open to the general public, but Xinhua says March 17.
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