Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology
Exterior of Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology [Photo/zjumaa.zju.edu.cn]
Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology, or ZJUMAA, is located in the southwest of Zijingang campus of Zhejiang University. The facility was designed by GMT, a New York-based design firm, alongside the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University.
Initiated by Zhejiang University and Wen Fong (1930-2018), a famous Chinese art historian, it was established in 2009, based on the concept that human beings create their civilization by means of behavior, language and art, and record their civilization with the help of words and visual historical materials, so the cultivation of visual literacy should be the basic component of higher education.
The museum is more than an art gallery or cultural relics exhibition hall in the ordinary sense; it integrates words and vision, different disciplines, and the human experience in its exhibits.
It aims to support and enhance the university’s teaching, research and public services. It offers its faculty and students - as well as scholars, artists and the public - a platform for exchange and communication.
It also promotes the integration of disciplines, stimulates creativity and critical thinking through the interpretation of artworks, and reflects on new trends in civilization development while keeping in mind the traditions of human civilization.
With 25,000 square meters of floor space, the museum houses an exhibition hall, a warehouse, a library, a restoration studio, a classroom, a lecture hall, a research office and an area for educational activities.
The constant temperature and humidity is a highlight of its exhibition hall, warehouse and storeroom for rare books, meaning they meet the requirements of domestic and international cultural relic protection.
In addition, its exhibitions and education programs are open for free to the public.
Address: 866 Yuhangtang Road, Zijingang campus of Zhejiang University, Xihu district, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province
Website: www.zumaa.org (Cn)
Hours: 9:00-17:00 (no entry after 16:30)
Closed Mondays (except for national holidays)
General admission: Free (passport required for entry)
Tel: (+86-571) 88206337