Hainan Provincial Museum, with Hainan Museum as its precursor, was founded in 1990 with the approval of Hainan Provincial People’s Government. In 1996, Hainan Provincial Institute of Culture Relics and Archeology was established, and the museum and the institute shared their offices. At that time, as Hainan Province was just set up, many things waited to be done and the government lacked sufficient funds. As a result, the museum under preparation failed to get constructed in a long period of time.
Hainan Provincial Museum, opened on November 15, 2008, is the only comprehensive modern museum of Hainan Province. Located at No. 68, Xingguo Road, Haikou City and to the east of Hainan Provincial Cultural Park, it is a key cultural infrastructure of Hainan Province. The museum covers an area of more than 60 mu with the first-stage project occuping an area of 18,000 square meters, which mainy includes exhibition halls, cultural relics storage, technical rooms, service facilities and office buildings. The second-stage project that is being planned has a construction area of 7,000 square meters, and relies on protection and restoration of the “Huaguangjiao I” shipwreck and about 10,000 pieces of porcelain to exhibit cultural relics and specimens concerning the history of the South China Sea, the Silk Road on the sea, geopolitics, marine organisms and mineral resources.
The museum has four basic exhibition series: “Exhibition of Collected Cultural Relics”, “Exhibition of History of Hainan”, “Exhibition of Minority Nationalities in Hainan” and “Exhibition of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Hainan”, which comprehensively display the history of Hainan, culture of national minorities in Hainan, intangible cultural heritage in Hainan and cultural relics. Currently, the museum possesses more than 20,000 collection items. In the museum, through the rich cultural relics, vivid settings as well as multimedia, visitors could understand and experience the unique historical inheritance and cultural atmosphere of Hainan in an all-around, multi-layer and personal manner.
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360-degree panorama photography by yunzeng liu
Hainan (English name: Hai Nan). Capital: Haikou, referred to as: Joan. Hainan Province on April 13 -1988, the Seventh National People's Congress adopted the first meeting of "the decision on the establishment of Hainan Province" and "On the Establishment of the Hainan Special Economic Zone of the resolution "; April 26, 1988, the CPC Hainan Province Committee of Hainan Provincial People's Government formally. Since then, Hainan became a province of the youngest and largest special economic zone, Hainan's development has entered a new historical period. South China Sea on Hainan Island is a bright pearl, is second only to the country's second largest island of Taiwan. Hainan is the smallest land area of China, the largest province of the marine area.