Shanghai Minsheng Art MuseumChina Shanghai
No.399 Bocheng Road Pudong Shanghai
The Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum (formerly) was founded by the China Minsheng Banking Corporation, Ltd.(CMBC) for the purpose of promoting contemporary art and culture. Building a world-class museum is part of the corporate responsibility platform of CMBC as part of its mission of 'bringing art to the public, bringing people into the realm of art'. The Museum is committed to a model which includes international exchange, and a broad range of public education activities to open up a viable space for art. In the interest of fostering an appreciation of art among a wide public and creating a diverse artistic and cultural landscape, the Museum creates a dialogue between fine and applied art, and between traditional and avant-garde art, with the aim of breaking down barriers and closing the gap between art and the general public. The future collections of the Museum, its exhibitions, research and publishing, and the critical sensibility these reflect, will have an impact on the creation of contemporary culture, as we move into a new age.
The Museum is located in the former French pavilion of the 2010 World Expo. In 2010, after the closing of the Expo, the French government, Shanghai Municipal Government and Shanghai World Expo Development Group, with the support of former CMBC Chairman Dong Wenbiao, arranged for the building to be turned into a fully-fledged museum a platform for creativity, arts, humanities, and contemporary art exchanges, servicing the local population of Shanghai and visitors from abroad.