Guangdong Folk Craft Museum
Address: 34 Seventh Zhongshan Road, Liwan district, Guangzhou, Guangdong province
Website: www.gzchenjiaci.com/ (Cn)
General admission: Free
The Guangdong Folk Craft Museum is located inside the Ancestral Shrine of the Chen Family. It's an art museum that focuses on collecting, researching, and exhibiting folk crafts from Guangdong and other cities throughout China. It aims to promote Guangzhou as a city celebrated for both tourism and cultural heritage.
Since its establishment in 1959, the Guangdong Folk Craft Museum has held various exhibitions every year. In addition to permanent exhibitions on Guangdong’s traditional carving arts, Guangdong’s ivory carving arts, Guangdong embroidery, and traditional Guangzhou furniture, the museum also holds exhibitions featuring Guangdong folk crafts with rich customs and local characteristics, such as Guangdong style embroidery, Chaozhou wood carving, Foshan's pottery of the Shiwan Kilns and Guangzhou jade carving.
The folk crafts of the Lingnan region are the main collections of the Guangdong Folk Craft Museum. The museum adjusts its exhibits occasionally in order to fully display the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the hundreds of crafts of the Lingnan region and introduce them to visitors in a comprehensive and systematic way.
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