Luoyang Museum, founded in 1958, is a national first-class Museum and an excellent patriotism education base in Henan Province. It is a comprehensive museum integrating cultural relics collection, scientific research, exhibition, social education and cultural exchange.
Luoyang Museum is located in the northwest corner of Lifang District in Sui and Tang Dynasties, covering an area of 300 mu, with a building area of 62000 square meters, including 42000 square meters above ground and 20000 square meters underground, with a total investment of 350 million yuan. The shape of the building stands like a square tripod, which means “Dingding Luoyi” and “Dingli Tianxia”. Luoyang Museum is adjacent to Luopu Park in the north and botanical garden in the south. It is a cultural landmark of Luoyang city with beautiful environment and convenient transportation.
Luoyang Museum has a grand style, advanced facilities and complete functions. On April 16, 2011, it was fully open to the public. At present, there are six thematic exhibitions, namely “Heluo civilization” and “treasure exhibition”, “pottery figurines exhibition of Han and Tang Dynasties”, “Tri Color exhibition of Tang Dynasty”, “palace cultural relics exhibition”, “stone carving art exhibition” and “calligraphy and painting exhibition”. The exhibition area is 17000 square meters.
Luoyang Museum insists on holding flexible and diverse temporary exhibitions, and constantly provides new cultural products for the public. It has successively introduced such large-scale temporary cultural relics exhibitions as Qin and Han Dynasties Rome civilization exhibition, style Norway painting exhibition, African cultural relics art exhibition, and independently planned Silk Road starting point – Silk Road and Luoyang, canal center – Grand Canal and Luoyang, which enrich the exhibition contents and enable the audience to see Chang Xin often when visiting the museum. Luoyang Museum adheres to the tenet of going global, and has independently or cooperatively held cultural relics exchange exhibitions in more than 20 countries and regions, including the United States, France, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Australia, etc., which has had a positive impact at home and abroad.
The growth and development of Luoyang Museum has been warmly cared by the party and state leaders. Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, Dong Biwu, Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Li Ruihuan, Li Changchun and other comrades have successively visited and guided the work of Luoyang Museum, and foreign dignitaries such as Indian Prime Minister Rao have also visited the museum.
Luoyang Museum adheres to the organic combination of collection and preservation, scientific research and social education, and balanced development. Practice the service concept of people-oriented, strengthen the integration and interaction with the society, actively absorb volunteers who are interested in museum education, establish co construction units, enter communities, schools, rural areas, military barracks, and expand the coverage and influence of museums while doing a good job in exhibition reception and publicity and education. At the same time, the monthly lectures on traditional Chinese culture were held to spread traditional culture and cultivate the audience of museums, which achieved good results.
Luoyang Museum has a professional team with high academic level. A number of publications and collections have been published, and more than 1000 papers have been published. The representative works and catalogues include: “Luoyang burn ditch Han tomb”, “Luoyang tri colored trench”, “Luoyang unearthed bronze mirror”, “Luoyang Han Dynasty color painting”, “Luoyang museum building 40th anniversary papers”, “Luoyang cultural relics essence”, “charming Luoyang – Heluo area archaeological achievement essence”, “Luoyang ancient capital history”. “Bronze ware research of the Western Zhou Dynasty”, “Heluo civilization”, etc., have been widely recognized by the social and academic circles. In the era of cultural development and prosperity, Luoyang Museum will play a greater role in the construction of socialist spiritual civilization.