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Shanghai Auto Museum’s collection pavilion opens

By Lin Hong ( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2014-05-04

Shanghai Auto Museum’s collection pavilion opens

Gao Yun, head of Jiading, attends the inauguration ceremony of Shanghai Auto Museum’s collection pavilion and delivers a speech.

Shanghai Auto Museum’s collection pavilion opens
Antique cars on show at the opening of Shanghai Auto Museum’s collection pavilion.

Shanghai Auto Museum’s collection pavilion officially opened to the public on April 11, as part of the Shanghai Auto Culture Festival celebrations. It offered an art show of automobile history. The museum lies in Jiading district’s Anting town. Gao Yun, head of Jiading, attended the inauguration ceremony and delivered a speech, and Lin Jun, head of the Jiading publicity department was also present.

Gao talked about the development of the auto industry in Jiading and the Shanghai Auto Culture Festival this year.

“F1 brought in the car racing culture; various exhibitions let people savor the leisure culture; and Internet development has helped to shape an interactive car dissemination culture,” said Gao. He added that the opening of the collection pavilion represents in microcosm the transition from car manufacturing to a car culture.

The pavilion showed nearly 40 antique cars from 1900 to 1975, as well as a series of antique oil-filling equipment in the 1920s, helping audiences better understand the development of oil products. It also provided nearly 100 pieces of music across different historical periods of the development of cars and four short films to showcase classic voices and life scenes in different countries.

Edited by Lin Hong and Brian Salter

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