Museum Display Cases Contract for National Maritime Museum
WANGDA SHOWCASES successfully won the huge contract(US$3,222,164.18) of museum display cases for National Maritime Museum of P.R.China, to design,supply and install world-class museum display cases for all the exhibition halls of this first National-class maritime museum, chronicling China's maritime and naval history.
With With an investment of 2 billion CNY and covering exhibition area 80,000 square meters,National Maritime Museum of China,with same position to Palace Museum of China, could be called "Palace Museum in the Sea". If we say Palace Museum is the iconic museum presenting China's land civilization,then National Maritime Museum of China is the iconic museum presenting China's sea civilization. As the first state-level comprehensive maritime museum in China, National Maritime Museum has already collected 48,000 valuable items related to sea civilization and overall 300,000.00 collections are finally targeted. It will display the natural and humanistic history of the ocean, and serve as a base for patriotic education, a platform for the exchanges of maritime technology, and an indicative facility of maritime culture. It will fulfill a wide range of functions: collection and protection, display and education, exchanges and dissemination, tourism and sightseeing. This project is a milestone in the maritime development of China, bringing an end to the history that there was no national-class maritime museum.
This museum is designed by Cox Architecture from Australia. The museum comprises five hall structures radiating out to the port harbour and converging in a central 'Preface Hall'. The halls are sequentially from west to east a Hall of Nature and Oceans, World Maritime Civilisation Hall, Chinese Marine Culture Hall and Historic Vessel Hall. A Temporary Exhibition Hall projects forward of these and a fifth hall to the west accommodates public education, business, research and curatorial facilities. The museum is fronted by a 'maritime plaza' where maritime re-enactments and other open air events are intended to actively engage the museum with the city.