Shanghai art museum offers online exhibitions
Self-Portrait with Shaded Eyes, a classic oil painting by painter Dutch Rembrandt Van Rijn from the Leiden Collection, is currently on display online. [Photo/WeChat account: shanghaitourism]
The West Bund of Long Museum in Shanghai, which is currently closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, is now offering its eight most popular exhibitions online.
By scanning a QR code, visitors can enjoy 360-degree virtual reality (VR) panoramas with eight series of exhibits on distinct topics.
The eight exhibitions include ancient and modern Chinese and international artwork, including oil paintings, Chinese calligraphy, and sculptures.
One exhibition called "Diligence and Intelligence", which launched on Oct 28, 2016, displays calligraphy and paintings from the Song and Yuan dynasties (960-1468) from private collections.
It has been the largest such exhibition in the Chinese mainland since 1949, with more than 80 exhibits showcasing classic Chinese art, little of which has survived to modern times.
The online exhibition also includes China‘s largest exhibition of paintings from the Dutch golden age, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals.
Exhibits displayed on Sept 23, 2017 are from the Leiden Collection, which boasts more Dutch paintings from the 17th century than any other collection in the world.
QR codes for the eight exhibitions are available on https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/3a4uINtkKfLd2C8JYENUKg.
The West Bund of Long Museum (currently closed)
Hours: 10: 00 to 18: 00 from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
Address: No 3398, Longteng Avenue, Shanghai (near Ruining Road)
Travel information: Line 7, Longhua Middle Road Station
Contact number: 021-64227636