Shanghai Film Museum

Well isn’t this just a sore to the eye! Recently, the Shanghai Film Museum opened its doors to Chinese film aficionados. The Shanghai Film Museum is a center dedicated to promoting the city’s film history. The museum houses a collection of recreated film sets, dubbed classic films and albums that showcase Shanghai’s film industry since its beginning in 1896. And with over 70 interactive installations and thousands of historic exhibits, beautifully assimilated into a spacious black and white canvas, reflecting the story of the Shanghai film industry, this museum is a must-see in the city for every film buff.

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But even if you’re not familiar to Shanghai cinema, you’d want to see this for the design. When Amsterdam’s Eye opened last year, we were all thrilled to see the contemporary and futuristic design of the museum. But the Shanghai Film Museum is just of a completely different calibre. The Shanghai Film Museum was designed by German architect Tilman Thürmer. In his design, Tilman Thürmer created a graphic contrast between light and dark. And the modern interior is paired with classical elements of dark hardwood and hints of gold and red (how Chinese can you get) everywhere. Most of all, the museum just breathes Chinese cinema and is devoted to both the old and the new.

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