Monocolumn: The Enlightenment Comes To China

Monocolumn: The Enlightenment Comes To China
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When it reopened last month after extensive renovations to the tune of £235m, the National Museum of China edged out New York’s Metropolitan to become the largest museum in the world.

Monocle
  • 4 april 2011

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When it reopened last month after extensive renovations to the tune of £235m, the National Museum of China edged out New York’s Metropolitan to become the largest museum in the world. The Tiananmen Square institution offered a grandiose view of China’s history, but gave short shrift to sensitive topics — not surprisingly, it is silent on certain events that took place nearby.

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