About Long Museum(Chongqing)
In the morning of June 9, 2015, Ms. Wang Wei, founder and director of the Long Museum,
announced through her private Wechat account that the Long Museum Chongqing was under preparation
and would be open to public on May 26, 2016.
After the opening of the Long Museum Pudong and the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai,
this is the first major step it has taken to extend its reach to the south west region of China.
Ms. Wang Wei will take the role as the director and chief curator of the Long Museum Chongqing.
Located at the pivotal point of the Southern Silk Road and the Yangtze River Economic Belt,
Chongqing is a historic city which for long has been playing an important role in shipping and trading.
For quite a long time, the development of the city had been confined to the Yuzhong Peninsula,
a relatively small area; nevertheless, since the 21st century and with the dramatic increase of the status of Chongqing,
it has started to play a dominating role in the Yangtze River Economic Belt.
Jiangbei Mouth, located at the junction of Yangtze River andJialing River,
manages to attract huge flocks of people and substantial volume
of trading and capital thanks to its unique advantage as a transportation hub.
As a result, it has now taken the leading role in furthering the economic development of Western China.
The Central Business District (CBD) of Jiangbei Mouth area, as the only state-level strategic financial center in southwest China
and one of most global and open platforms in China’s inland area,
is now the third international financial center in China, effectively ending the history of zero financial center in inland China.
Modern and multifunctional cultural complexes such as Chongqing Grand Theatre and Chongqing Science
and Technology Museum have now been introduced into the area.
The Long Museum Chongqing is located at the Guohua Financial Center in Jiangbei District, Chongqing.
The Long Museum Chongqing occupies the first three floors of the twin tower and has three galleries inside,
focusing on Chinese traditional art, revolution-themed painting and contemporary art respectively.
The main gallery adopts a duplex design and is 7 meter in height.
The Collection and Research Department of the museum will delve into the study and presentation
of works within the museum collection featuring Sichuan/Chongqing-related subjects or by Sichuan/Chongqing-based artists;
and in the meantime, exhibitions centering on the characteristics of Chongqing will also be curated and organized
by the museum. Moreover, in line with the vision of integrating the traditional with the global,
international art-related projects will also be introduced and presented at the Long Museum Chongqing.
With a location within a business center, the museum is committed to breaking down the boundaries between
art space and business space and to integrating art with daily work and life.
With designated areas for lectures and children’s education, the museum will organize a variety of art-related lectures,
family workshops and public education programmes in order to imbue more possibilities and vitality of art into work and life.
As the first institute in Chongqing with a focus on the presentation of world-class collection of both Chinese and global art,
the Long Museum Chongqing is dedicated to combing local needs with international vision.
As a new landmark of the city, the museum will offer new perspectives and experience for both professionals
and amateurs to interact with art.