A museum dedicated to Confucius will open later this year in Qufu, Shandong province, according to China Daily.
It will be China’s first museum to focus in detail on the world-famous sage and his ideology.
Work began on the 57,000 square metre complex in 2013, but was interrupted owing to financial issues and discussions about how best to present the master’s teachings.
When complete, the museum will encompass a main exhibition centre and six halls and is expected to cost $102 million. The exhibition centre has already been built.
Over 350,000 Confucius-related artefacts and archives are currently hidden away in storerooms. The new museum will allow the public access to these objects. Cutting-edge technologies will also give visitors a better understanding of Confucius and his teachings.
The museum is likely to be well received by Wanda’s Chairman Wang Jialin. In 2005, Wanda Group made “Analects of Confucius” required reading for all Wanda employees.
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