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Xi’an Museum: Bookmarks
Have you ever been to Xi’an Museum in Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, which was built on the site of a quiet Buddhist monastery and houses the thousand-year-old Small Wild Goose Pagoda? To highlight its unique architectural heritage, the Xi’an Museum has designed a set of three metal bookmarks featuring the museum's iconic structures, including the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, the bell tower, and the gallery building.

Three bookmarks depicting the iconic structures of the Xi’an Museum [Photo/Official Taobao shop page of the Xi’an Museum]
Exterior view of the exhibition gallery of the Xi’an Museum [Photo/Official Taobao shop page of the Xi’an Museum]
The bell tower in the Xi’an Museum [Photo/Official Taobao shop page of the Xi’an Museum]
The Small Wild Goose Pagoda in the Xi’an Museum [Photo/Official Taobao shop page of the Xi’an Museum]

Guanfu Museum: Mouse pads with cats motifs
Do you like cats? With the homeless cats living in the Guanfu Museum in Beijing continuing to delight many visitors, the museum recently rolled out mouse pads with cartoon motifs featuring these Guanfu felines. The cats are portrayed as different palace characters within ancient paintings which present the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

A mouse pad with cartoon motifs featuring Guanfu felines is launched by the Guanfu Museum in Beijing. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the Guanfu Museum]
A mouse pad replaces different palace characters with cats in a tribute to the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the Guanfu Museum]

Shanghai Museum: Journal gift set
Are you in the habit of writing down your daily plans? A beautiful journal gift set was recently launched by the Shanghai Museum. Turning over its pages, you can see bird-and-flower paintings from the museum’s collection. Also included in the gift box are a tape and a delicate metal bookmark inspired by two paintings from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) that are part of the museum’s collections.

A journal gift set is available in the souvenir shop of Shanghai Museum. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the Shanghai Museum]
Details of paintings from which the tape and the metal bookmark in the gift box are inspired. [Photos/shanghaimuseum.net]

National Museum of China: Notebooks
Are you starting a new semester? These notebooks, newly unveiled by the National Museum of China in Beijing, are characterized by exquisite hollow-carved covers and illustrations inspired by the museum’s permanent collections, which include a flower pot with goldfish motifs, a vase with twin swallows, and a painting depicting a pair of cranes.

The National Museum of China releases four notebooks with a hollow-carved design. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the National Museum of China]
Items from the museum's permanent collection were the inspirations for the notebook design [Photos/chnmuseum.cn]

National Museum of China: Rulers
What unique rulers! Combined with creative modern touches, the National Museum of China has integrated a selection of its exhibits (e.g. bronze vessels and ancient weapons) into two sets of bamboo rulers to record historical changes and help students achieve academic success. The rulers' exquisite and delicate carving techniques embody classical Chinese craftsmanship.

The National Museum of China integrates its iconic collections into two sets of bamboo rulers. [Photos/Official Tmall shop page of the National Museum of China]

Palace Museum: New Year calendar
When you visit the Palace Museum in Beijing, you can find various cultural and creative products in the souvenir shop. The 2021 textile-themed calendar is one of its best sellers. Each of its pages is decorated by embroidery motifs from the museum’s permanent collections, more than 300 in total, and it explores both the connotations hidden in the motifs and traditional Chinese embroidery art more generally.

The 2021 textile-themed calendar is sold by the Palace Museum. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the Palace Museum]

Shaanxi History Museum: Spring Festival couplets and the Chinese character “fu”
When the Chinese Lunar New Year is approaching, Chinese people usually buy Spring Festival couplets and the Chinese character “fu” (which means blessings) to decorate their homes. The Shaanxi History Museum has launched a gift box that includes those items as well as red envelopes, lucky stickers, and coasters. They were designed with auspicious motifs inspired by Tang Dynasty (618-907) cultural relics collected by the museum.

The Shaanxi History Museum has launched a gift box that includes Spring Festival couplets and the Chinese character “fu”, as well as red envelopes, lucky stickers, and coasters. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the Shaanxi History Museum]

Dunhuang Museum: Red envelopes
In China, a red envelope containing sums of money is a traditional gift which is given during holidays or special occasions such as Chinese New Year, weddings, or the birth of a baby. The Dunhuang Museum has designed a set of red envelopes bearing auspicious motifs based on the theme of the Silk Road to help people express their blessings and best wishes.

The Dunhuang Museum rolls out a set of red envelopes with auspicious motifs based on the theme of the Silk Road. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the Dunhuang Museum]

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