In the presence of Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mrs. Liu Yandong, deputy Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China in charge of Education, Culture, Sciences, Health, Tourism and Sport announced officially on Thursday, September 18th the launch of the design and construction of the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) by Jean Nouvel and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD).
Located on the historical axis of Beijing, symbolically linked to the Forbidden City, the new NAMOC will be by its size – 130 000 square meters – and by the diversity of its collections – from the Ming Rea to today – one of the largest museums in the world.
The NAMOC was built in 1963. Its surface is 16,000 square meters.
Program: Permanent exhibition galleries; temporary exhibition galleries; research centre; education centre; public spaces and reception; auditorium; reserves; administration of the museum; services.
Collections(from 1500 to present): 100,000 pieces of various collections (paintings, prints, etchings, sculptures, objects, crafts, videos, etc.
Distribution of art collections: Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Folk Art, Chinese History Gallery, People/Minorities/Heroes, Towards Modernity, Ancient Chinese Art, Temporary exhibitions.