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Expo site to become cultural center

By Shi Yingying (China Daily)

13:22, November 14, 2011

Pavilions on either side of the river will be home to two art museums

SHANGHAI - Two brand-new art museums are to be housed in former Expo sites along the Huangpu River.

The former China Pavilion on the Pudong side will become home to a museum of modern art and the former Pavilion of the Future on the Puxi side will become a contemporary art museum, said Zong Ming, deputy director of publicity from the Shanghai municipal Party committee.

"Shanghai's museum system will be complete with the addition of these two new museums," said Zong. "As we will have museums for ancient art, contemporary art and modern art."

Trial exhibitions at the two museums are planned for Oct 1, 2012.

Most exhibits for the modern art museum will come from the Shanghai Art Museum with the rest sourced from the China Pavilion, said Qian Zhiguang, the China Pavilion department director who has worked at the pavilion since 2009.

"The collection at the contemporary art museum will be completely new," he said.

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