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Wuhan to build a digital museum of Zhang Zhidong
source: hubei.gov.cn     2017-09-11

A seminar to celebrate the 180th anniversary of Zhang Zhidong's birth was held in Wuhan University. The organizer announced that a digital museum of Zhang Zhidong will be built by integrating the existing materials of Hanyang Iron Works Zhang Zhidong Museum and relevant industrial heritages in Wuhan. The museum will be a fenceless "shared museum".

Dozens of experts from eight universities such as Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Central China Normal University, and institutions like Wuhan Academy of Social Science attended the seminar.

Guo Yuemei, holder of teaching post of UNESCO industrial heritage said that Zhang Zhidong's outstanding contribution to Wuhan's culture and urban development should be remembered by every Wuhan citizen.

The digital museum includes all historical heritages and memorials related with Zhang Zhidong. The website will develop a map of Wuhan, where visitors can view relevant pictures and videos by clicking at it.

Xu Ying, executive vice director of the museum, said that the museum will introduce the "shared" pattern. Everyone can provide collections and be a researcher.

(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)

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