China Set To Build More Museums

China Set To Build More

Government Wants One Museum for Every 250,000 Citizens

Written by:Mark Elliott

Posted On:11th November, 2016 07:42 am

The Low Carbon Science & Technology Museum, Tangshan

The Chinese government has pledged to build more museums.

Xinhua reports that the country currently has approximately one museum for every 290,000 Chinese people.

But it is planning to improve this to one museum for every 250,000 people by 2020. By this time it expects to attract 800 million people to the country’s museums each year.

The government will also provide an additional CNY3 billion (US$444 million) in museum funding to offset free admissions. China currently has almost 4,700 museums, more than 4,000 of which are free to enter.

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