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Shanghai Museum to be upgraded

Since opening in 1996, Shanghai Museum has never closed to the public - not even for a single day.

However, due to needed upgrading, it will close every Monday starting from October 9 for a refurbishment.

The repairs involve the building`s outer wall, water pipes and air-conditioners. Now some of the equipment is no longer able to perform adequately.

Early in 2015 the museum suggested to the government that an extensive refurbishment was needed. The current plan is that for the first phase of the refurbishment the museum remains opens to the public except for Mondays.

The second phase will involve a more thorough renovation including adjusting of the interior space, and for this phase, the museum will be closed.

Originally phase one was set to have begun last June, but because of a popular exhibition on loan from the British Museum, phase one will start when it ends next month.

Shanghai Museum, which is sited in People`s Square, receives about 2 million visitors a year.

News source:Shanghai Daily

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