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Potentials and Pitfalls at the Long Museum

By XhingYu Chen

The high stakes of institution building in mainland China

Interior view of the Long Museum, Shanghai. Courtesy the Long Museum.

The Long Museum is situated at the entrance of a gated community of villa homes in Pudong, far from both the cultural centers of downtown Shanghai and the new, government-run China Art Museum at the site of Expo 2010. Its closest cultural neighbor, several blocks away in a strip mall, is the private Himalayas Museum, which only moved to this location in late 2012…

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