Longquan Museum becomes national second-class museum
The magnificent grounds of the Longquan Museum [Photo/lsnews.com.cn]
The Longquan Museum in Longquan – a county-level city administered by Lishui city in East China's Zhejiang province – recently made it into the fourth group of national second-class museums, becoming the second such museum in Lishui, local media reported.
The Longquan Museum includes the Longquan Celadon Museum – for the distinctive jade-colored ceramics – and the Longquan Sword Museum. It has multiple functions including education, collection, research and exhibitions.
The celadon museum systematically introduces the development history of the Longquan kiln and the traditional artisan techniques for creating the renowned ceramics.
The sword museum introduces the development history of the Longquan sword, which can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). The techniques of Longquan Sword making were included on China's list of national intangible cultural heritage in 2006.