[The National Museum of China is located at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The primary mission of the museum is to educate visitors on the arts and history of China. It is run by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. It is one of the largest museums in the world.]

National Museum of China

The National Museum of China in Beijing  is the second most famous museum. The free museum was founded in 2003 when two museums (the National Museum of Chinese History and the National Museum of Chinese Revolution) were merged. The museum is now one of the largest in the world, covering 192,000 square meters. Visit this museum to see exhibitions exploring modern and ancient Chinese history. It is actually one of China’s best museums and is the world’s second most visited museum.

The museum, covering Chinese history from the Yuanmou Man of 1.7 million years ago to the end of the Qing Dynasty (the last imperial dynasty in Chinese history), has a permanent collection of 1,050,000 items,with many precious and rare artifacts not to be found in museums anywhere else in China or the rest of the world.

Overview of the National Museum of China

Last year, Beijing’s National Museum of China, was the world’s busiest museum, according to a new report published by Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2015, the National Museum of China, visited by 7,550,000 people, stole the spotlight at the world’s most popular museum: the Louvre. The Parisian institution is now in the third place, behind the National Museum of Air and Space of Washington, DC, having declined by nearly 15% of visitors, 7,400,000. (source)

In 2016, the 20 most popular museums in the world, recorded an incredible record, reaching nearly 108 million participants. This jump, which seems to be relatively low, has nevertheless surpassed the last record of just over one million visitors, is not to be neglected in a world where everything is turning to technology and the declines in financing of government.

New studies have also shown a significant increase of 2-3% in world museum attendance since 2012. Most of its figures come from Asia, although the US and European markets each recorded annual growth of 1 %. The growth of Asia in this sector stems largely from the investment of the Chinese government in the development of a hundred new museum each year, as well as its sponsorship of free admission. And the National Museum of China, of course, has a huge advantage, given the size of its population and its location in a major tourist destination.

the National Museum of China vs Louvre

The Louvre Museum is one of the oldest large-sized museums in the world, and houses such renowned works as Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Its magnificent buildings used to be the French royal palace, the center of the royal power, and the birthplace of urban development in Paris.

Tourism is largely responsible for the decline in the number of Louvre. Between 2015 and 2016, tourism in the greater Paris region fell by 1.5%, due not only to economic and political events, but also to a season of particularly strong rains. Consequently the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the “Grand Palais” were forced to close their doors to the general public last June because of the dangerous flooding of the Seine.

More Modern, more Digital more Simple

Since 2012, museum attendance has continued to grow, due to the successful reorganization of many museums on the visitor experience. Now, museums are becoming more competitive and technologically sophisticated. “” They incorporated thematic entertainment tools and experience design, and embraced blockbuster exhibitions and IP stories. There is no doubt that museums have increasingly digitized much of their collections and downloaded them into databases that are accessible to the public. The fact that institutions maintain a high number of visitors seems to disprove an assumption that online access to works of art removes the incentive to travel and see them in person.