Jianchuan Museum Cluster [安仁建川博物馆], Chengdu, Sichuan: 30.502433, 103.616617
Jianchuan Museum Cluster [安仁建川博物馆]
Collection of private museums
Location: [大邑县安仁镇] Anren, Dayi county, Chengdu, Sichuan
Typology: Cultural landmark Scale: 120,000sqm (Built area) Contracting authority: Fan Jianchuan Main Stakeholders: Liu Jiakun, Li Xinggang, and other architects Year: 2003-2007
Funded by Fan Jianchuan, this cluster of museums, located in Anren, near Chengdu, is intended to bring together more than 30 museums. 18 of them have already opened. Four themes define this museum cluster: “Anti-Japanese War”, “Folk”, “Red Age” and “Wenchuan Earthquake”. Each museum has been designed by a different architect. Local architect Liu Jiakun designed the imposing Party Museum and the intriguing Clock Museum of the Cultural Revolution. Inside the park, the tiny, subtle and moving Hu Huishan memorial (photo), also designed by Liu Jiakun but unfortunately often closed, is worth a visit.