Soochow University Museum
Soochow University Museum is
affiliated to Soochow University.
The museum was founded in March
2007, and it was officially opened in May 10, 2010, to showcase the century-long
history of the University and to maintain the protection of the cultural
heritage. The museum is member of The National Education Alliance Of University
And College Museums and Chinese Museums Association Institutional.It is also a
standing member of Committee Of University And College Museums,which is under
the leadership of Chinese Museums Association.
The museum features relics
displaying the century-long historical development of the University; these
relics also exhibit the development of modern Chinese higher education and
service as a microcosm of the history of the entire Chinese higher education.
The museum also presents relics that illustrate the local Wu Culture and that
facilitate the development of arts and social sciences for Soochow University.
In addition, the museum organizes distinctive and specialized temporary
exhibitions to expand its influence.
The museum was built on the original
site of Smart Gymnasium of the former Soochow University. It consists of three
parts. The Front Hall is the original site of Smart Gymnasium. This section is
renovated to maintain the original appearance and structure of the stadium, and
it is home to temporary exhibitions. The Rear Hall is expanded on the former
Madrid Swimming Pool, and it consists of the ground floor and a three-level
building. It is home to permanent exhibits, and contains the theme exhibitions
including "The University History Hall", "The Art and Calligraphy Hall","The
Antiques and Relics Hall", "Dong Wu Epigraphs and Inscriptions Hall",
"Blue-White World Hall". In addition, the office area constitutes the third main
part of the museum, with a total area of 6,000 square meters.
There are currently over three
thousand pieces of relics, including historical relics of the University,
calligraphy, paintings, inscriptions, stones, ceramics, porcelain, bronze,
silver, jade, coins, wood carvings, clothes and other categories; these relics
cover a wide range of varieties in distinctive features.