CHINA Museums cash in on the past

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Museums cash in on the past

By Xu Lin | China Daily

16:09, February 17, 2021

Suzhou Museum's drinking set designed to warm wine, printed with part of a painting by Wen Zhengming, a scholar-artist from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). CHINA DAILY

Tourists visit a store of creative products at Shenyang Palace Museum in Liaoning province on Nov 24. HUANG JINKUN/FOR CHINA DAILY

People attend a creative product expo held in Shanghai on Nov 19. CHEN YUYU/FOR CHINA DAILY

Summer Palace employees, clad in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) costumes, display the park's first creative product of 2021, a gift package with rabbit patterns, in Beijing on Jan 1. JIANG DONG/CHINA DAILY

The Palace Museum's pocket watch, inspired by the 24 divisions of the solar year on the Chinese lunar calendar. XU LIN/CHINA DAILY

Suzhou Museum's mooncakes, packaged with designs of Spring Festival-themed woodblock prints. CHINA DAILY

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